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San Francisco Public Library 

Government Information Center 
San Francisco Public Library 
100 Larkin Street 5th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94102 



REFERENCE BOOK 

Not to be taken from the Library 






SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Eqijity Grants 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



rt Commission Gallery 
401 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



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JAN 2 2 1997 

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1 AGENDA 

^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday Janu ary 22, 1997 

3:00 P.M. ■ 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 



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a. Motion to pay additional funds to the MUNI Keystop 

artists in compensation for additional time and effort 
put into development of designs for the project: 
Harrell Fletcher & Jon Rubin SI, 000 
Barry McGee $1 ,000 

Josefa Vaughan 51,000 

Tirso Gonzalez $1,000 




Motion to approve proposed location for Foot sculpture 
by Buster Simpson on the waterfront promenade at a 
specific location to be determined, pending structural 
feasibility within confines of established project 
budget . 

Motion to extend lighting design and construction 
supervision contract with Stanley Saitowitz for North 
and South Embarcadero Ribbon until January 1, 1998. 

Motion to authorize payment of up to $5,000 to Esther 
Reyes for ongoing support in the recruitment of artists 
of color for Moscone Expansion Project and for other 
new public art projects, 

Motion to approve expenditure of up to $12,000 for Art 
Commission administration, graphic design, copywriting 
and production of materials by Pam Michael, Marina 
McDougal and a third consultant to be named for 
Watershed Exhibit sponsored by the PUC , Art Commission 
and Public Library. 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



f. Motion to accept artwork "Ndebele Wall Panels I, II, 
III, IV" by Cheryl Riley consisting of four 7' by 4' 
wall panels inspired by designs of Ndebele tribeswomen 
and incorporating designs by students at George 
Washington Carver Academic Elementary School , for 
installation at the Bayview Police Station community 
room. 

g. Motion to rescind Resolution #0106-97-014 approving 
contract with Seeing Comes Before Words Design. 

h. Motion to approve mural design for project at Laguna 

Honda Hospital titled "Children's Garden" by Christine 
Elise Schultz . 

i. Motion to accept with gratitude two works gifted by the 
artist Helen Ludwig titled "View from Duncan & Castro" 
1969, collage on board, 62 x 22 " and "Coit Tower from 
Fisherman's Wharf" 1968, collage and paint on board, 30 
x 2 5 ". 

j . Motion to approve final poster design by Sara Bates for 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

II. Barbary Coast Trail Plaques 
Jill Manton 

a. Request for approval of design submitted by California 
Historical Society for Barbary Coast Trail plaques at 
various locations throughout San Francisco. 
Presentation by Daniel Bacon. 

b. Discussion of staff recommendations regarding addition 
of text. 

III. Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
Jill Manton 

a. Report on design issues and deadlines. 

b. Request for authorization to enter into agreement with 
Stanley Saitowitz , Vito Acconci, and Barbara 
Stauffacher Solomon for design services, preparation of 
construction documents and written specifications and 
on-site consultancy services during construction and 
implementation of projects in the amount of $33,500. 

c. Request for authorization to enter into agreement with 
John Winder for architectural coordination services to 
provide research, obtain material guarantees, oversee 
waterproofing tests, investigate skateboarding 
solutions and provide on-site consultancy services 
during implementation of Mid-Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon for a total fee not to exceed $20,000. 



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d. Request for authorization to compensate John Winder up 
to the amount of $5,000 for consulting coordination 
services for repair of North and South Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon Sculpture . 

IV. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery Report 

b. Motion to authorize artist honorarium of $12,500 to Jim 
Goldberg for Gerbode Foundation Project for Gallery. 

V. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

a. Final design approval for proposal by Larry Sultan and 
Mike Mandel for one of the Concourse walls in Boarding 
Areas A and G of SFIA. 

b. Motion to approve conceptual design by Ned Kahn for 
Concourse A, ART/BART platform, SFIA. 

c. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with Su-Chen Hung for an amount 
not to exceed $600,000 to fabricate, transport and 
install 22 cast glass "welcome" panels in the new 
International Terminal, SFIA. 

d. Review of available work by Oliver Jackson to be 
considered for purchase for SFIA. 

e. Review of proposed development by Squeak Carnwath for 
Concourse wall, SFIA. 

f. Discussion of potential video wall project on IT 
shoulder Building 

Motion to approve payment of up to $500 to video artist 
for consulting fees for initial feasibility study. 

VI . Civic Center Court House 
Jill Manton 

a. Presentation of Ann Preston's revised design for border 
for the zinc-fiberglass panels. 

b. Motion to approve revised border design for zinc panel 
to be installed on fourth-floor corridor of Civic 
Center Court House . 

VII. Mid-Embarcadero Roadway Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project 

Jill Manton 
a. Review of preliminary project layout and content 
outline submitted by Michael Manwaring. 



b. Request for approval of preliminary concept for Mid- 

Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project. 



VIII.Moscone Convention Center 
Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton 

a. Moscone Howard Street 
Staff Report 

b. Moscone Center Expansion 

i. Request for approval of Selection Panel recommendation 
of finalist for Architectural Design Team Project and 
authorization to enter into a conceptual design 
contract with the artist for an amount not to exceed 
$15,000. 

ii. Review of RFQ for the Artist Team project and request 
for suggestions of artists to be recruited for the 
project . 

IX. Staff Reports 

Mid-Embarcadero China Sky 

Sunnydale Pump Station "Endangered Garden" 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Collections 

911 Center 

Mid Embarcadero Project Status 

Bayview Police Station 

Presentation of slides of recently completed projects: 

Fire Stations #24 and #44 and Hospital Parking 

Garage 

X. Adjournment 






A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
AT 554-6075. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

ultural Equity Grants 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 

(01 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
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SPECIAL .VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



Tuesday, ^April 1, 1997~^ > 

4:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 






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Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
rmation card and giving* it to the Committee 
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iate agenda item. 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



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City and County of 
* San Francisco 



I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to authorize payment to Keva Construction 
of up to $1,000 for repair of steel edging on 
Promenade Ribbon Sculpture at Pier 7 . 

B. Motion to authorize payment of up to $7,500 to 
Glass Block Designs for removal and replacement of 
glass blocks in Promenade Ribbon Sculpture as a result 
of water damage. 

C. Motion to approve Bryant School Mural project 
design created by Joshua Sarantitis, in conjunction 
with school faculty and children, funded by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development through the 
Mural Resource Center with recommendation that artist 
add an explanatory label to enhance the mural's 
educational impact. 

D. Motion to approve payment of honorarium of up to 
$5,000 for continued curatorial consultation services 
provided by Donna Graves. 

E. Motion to approve addition of San Francisco 
artists Carmen Lomas Garza and Amy Trachtenburg and 
community representative Don Huntley of NW Bernal 
Block Alliance to Mission Sidewalk Enhancement project 
selection panel. 

F. Motion to authorize Director of Public Affairs to 
enter into a contract for an amount not to exceed 
$15,000 with Fresco for fabrication, transportation 
and consultation during installation of artwork at 
Jose Coronado Playground. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

ultural Equity Grants 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 

101 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



AGENDA 



BOCUMEMTS DSPT. 

MAR 3 1 1997 

SAN FR&NQiSGO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SPECIAL VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, April 1, 1997 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to authorize payment to Keva Construction 
of up to $1,000 for repair of steel edging on 
Promenade Ribbon Sculpture at Pier 7 . 

B. Motion to authorize payment of up to $7,500 to 
Glass Block Designs for removal and replacement of 
glass blocks in Promenade Ribbon Sculpture as a result 
of water damage. 

C. Motion to approve Bryant School Mural project 
design created by Joshua Sarantitis, in conjunction 
with school faculty and children, funded by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development through the 
Mural Resource Center with recommendation that artist 
add an explanatory label to enhance the mural's 
educational impact. 

D. Motion to approve payment of honorarium of up to 
$5,000 for continued curatorial consultation services 
provided by Donna Graves. 

E. Motion to approve addition of San Francisco 
artists Carmen Lomas Garza and Amy Trachtenburg and 
community representative Don Huntley of NW Bernal 
Block Alliance to Mission Sidewalk Enhancement project 
selection panel. 

F. Motion to authorize Director of Public Affairs to 
enter into a contract for an amount not to exceed 
$15,000 with Fresco for fabrication, transportation 
and consultation during installation of artwork at 
Jose Coronado Playground. 



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G. Motion to authorize final payment to Robert 
Catalusci on contract #CT2860118 for schematic design 
and design development of artwork for the 700 
Pennsylvania Muni Facility. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director to enter into 
contract with Robert Catalusci for an amount not to 
exceed $15,000 for completion of construction 
documents for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni Facility. 

I. Motion to approve honorariums of up to $2,500 
each for up to 3 finalists and $500 each for 15 team 
member finalists for participation in the selection 
process for the Moscone Center Expansion Interior 
artwork. 

J. Motion to approve final payment for Lewis DeSoto 
design development contract for San Francisco 
International Airport. 

K. Motion to authorize final payment to Clifford 
Rainey on contract #CT2840020 for completion of 
artwork design for 911 Emergency Center. 

L. Motion to approve "Animals and the Natural 
Environment" mural proposal by Jamie Morgan at Laguna 
Honda Hospital, in collaboration with Creativity 
Explored . 

M. Motion to approve Bayview Opera House 
environmental education and mural project concepts, 
funded by MOCD and the EPA, in cooperation with the 
artist, Heidi Hardin, artists from Hunters Point 
Shipyard and community elementary schools. 

II. Mid-Embarcadero Roadway Public Art 

Jill Man ton 

A. Status of funding for Foot Sculpture by Buster 
Simpson. 

B. Preliminary review of drawings for Mid- 
Embarcadero Ribbon and discussion regarding water- 
proofing, skateboarding and other issues. 

C. Discussion pertaining to China Sky by Bill 
Maxwell . 






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III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery Report 

B. Motion to approve the following City Site jurors 
for 1997-98 project cycle: Armando Rascon, Donna 
Schumacher, Timothy Taylor. 

IV. Review and Presentation of Slides of Recently 
Completed Projects 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Fire Stations #24 and #44 

B. Hospital Parking Garage 

C. Bayview Police Station 

V. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion and possible approval of curatorial 
recommendation concerning proposed mural/banner at 
Bayview Police Station. 

VI . Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to rescind Resolution #1104-96-536 
authorizing the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into an agreement with James Carpenter Design 
Associates for $303,300 to fabricate the framing for 
four sculptural light reflectors. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with James 
Carpenter Design Associates for up to $805,000 to 
fabricate and transport four sculptural light 
reflectors for the San Francisco International 
Airport . 

C. International Terminal Arrivals Lobby 

1. Motion to approve Lewis DeSoto ' s plaque 
prototype for International Terminal Arrivals 
Lobby, SFIA. 

2. Motion to authorize Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with Lewis 
DeSoto for $237,000 to fabricate and transport 
182 nickel silver medallions for the Arrivals 
Lobby of the new International Terminal and to 
provide construction consulting services to the 
General Contractor during the installation of his 
terrazzo floor design. 






D. Motion to approve back wall of the new 
International Terminal Departures Lobby as the new 
site for the proposed artwork by Ik Joong Kang . 

E. Discussion of wall in Tour Lobby as potential 
site for video wall. 

F. Review and discussion of Master Plan Projects 

1. Financial report on funding committed and/or 
available . 

2. Report on scheduling special presentation to 
discuss Entry Way Project. 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil , Jill Manton 

A. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

1. Staff Report 

2. Request for approval of additional panelists 
for interior project. 

3 . Request for approval to enter into a 
revised schematic design contract with artist 
team, Diller and Scofidio for $15,000 design fee 
plus $10,000 expenses, for a total not to exceed 
$25,000. 

B. Moscone Center West 

Staff report regarding Ron Fischer's 
sculpture proposal. 

VIII. Staff Reports 

Sunnydale Pump Station "Endangered Garden" 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Collections 

Millbrae Facility 

911 Center 

IX. Adjournment 






ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible searing for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

ultural Equity Grants 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 Not ice : 



^ AGENDA 

^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETI 

Wednesday t CApril 16, 19 9J 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 1 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
4i5.252.258i an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
Commission gallery appropriate agenda item. 



101 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



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I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to endorse Cable Car Artists Art Show 
August 23-24 at the Fairmont Hotel comprising artwork 
by employees of the Cable Car Division of MUNI. 

B. Motion to authorize final payment to Mark 
McDonnell for his 30" blown glass rondell installed at 
Fire Station #39. 



C. Motion to accept into the City and County of San 
Francisco Civic Art Collection a 30" blown glass 
rondell installed at Fire^ Station #39, created by Mark 
McDonnell, 1997. 

D. Motion to approve conceptual design for mural 
project, "Transformations" at Alvarado School funded 
by the Neighborhood Beautif ication program and created 
by artist Nancy Thompson in collaboration with four 
classes (kindergarten through fourth grade), 
illustrating the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. 




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E. Motion to approve mural design for mural at 
Larkin Street Youth Referral Center on Haight Street 
funded by the Neighborhood Beautif ication program and 
created by artists Susan Greene and Chiara Giovando in 
collaboration with homeless and HIV positive youth 
from Larkin Street programs, depicting transition from 
struggle to transformation; contingent upon 
clarification of theme through further development of 
text as recommended by curatorial staff. 

F. Motion to approve Market Street Art in Transit 
Program poster design by Tomas Nakada and Anne Veraldi 
for the series "What Are Pigeons For?" 



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G. Motion to approve additional payment of $500 to 
Mike Blockstein and Gretchen LeMaistre for their 
Market Street Art in Transit Program project, 
"Available Light" for additional work performed in 
creating publicly accessible storefront installation 
and for establishing website based on project results 
and process. 

H. Motion to accept into the City and County of San 
Francisco Civic Art Collection "Granary Bob Bench," 
"Akamba Inlay Floor," and "Maasai Warrior Shield 
Sconces," artworks by Cheryl R. Riley, 1997, installed 
in the public lobby of the Bayview Police Station. 

I. Motion to make final payment to Cheryl R. Riley 
on contract #2810015 for completion of artwork for 
Bayviexv Police Station. 

J. Motion to make final payment to Cheryl R. Riley 
on Contract #2840019 for completion of design of 
artwork for the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center. 

II. Mid-Embarcadero 

Jill Man t on 

A. Report on status of Foot Sculpture proposed by 
Buster Simpson for Mid-Embarcadero. 

B. Review of drawings of raised elements of Mid- 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Sculpture. 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery Report 

B. Motion to approve exhibition proposal "Splash and 
Burn," a group show scheduled for July/August guest 
curated by Bob Carillo and others. 

C. Motion to approve City Site juried proposals (to 
be chosen 4/12 ) . 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion with Jesse Sartain regarding proposed 
fundraising event for the Adopt-A-Monument program's 
Buddha statue . 

V. General Hospital 

Susan Pontious 

Motion to authorize purchase of artwork for new 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit at San Francisco 
General Hospital. 



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VI . New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement for amount up to $8,450 
with Rocket Science to fabricate and install an ADA 
safety curb around cone portion of Alice Aycock's 
"Functional and Fantasy Stair" at the New Main 
Library. 

VII . Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Gateroom Walls 

A. Motion to approve final design by Squeak 
Carnwath. 

B. Motion to approve final design by Viola Frey. 

C. Motion to approve revised design by Enrique 
Chagoya. 

Jill Man ton 

Report on status of staff research regarding 
funding options for large-scale artwork adjacent to 
Airport . 

VIII. Staff Reports 

Chinatown Library 

IX. Adjournment 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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CONSENT CALENDAR 



A. Motion to approve $500 final contract payment to Friends of Support 
Services for the Arts for completion of the MUNI Metro Turnback Project. 

B. Motion to approve extension of Ann Chamberlain's design contract for the 
Hospital Parking Garage to July 31, 1997 in order to make final payment. 

C. Motion to approve $4,580 final contract payment to Ann Chamberlain for 
completion of Hospital Parking Garage and $ 1 90 direct payment for 
reimbursement of expenses for supplying signage images in form different 
than originally requested. 

D. Motion to approve up to $300 in expenses to publish a postcard mailer 
announcing the completion of Ann Chamberlain's artwork at the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 

E. Motion to approve up to $ 1 ,450 in expenses for staff administration and 
design, fabrication and installation of additional signage by Adcraft 
Architectural Signage for Hospital Parking Garage. 




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F. Motion to approve extension of Scott Donahue's contract for fabrication of 
artwork at Taraval Police Station to July 31, 1997 in order to make final 
payment. 

G. Motion to approve direct payment of $1,000 to Scott Donahue in 
reimbursement for additional expenses authorized by Project Architect for 
Taraval Police Station. 



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H. Motion to approve direct payment of $500 to Van-Catlin Construction 
Company for installation of tile frieze at the Taraval Police Station. 

I. Motion to authorize payment of up to $125 to East Bay Sign for fabrication 
and installation of braille signage at Mission District Police Station. 

J. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection the mural by Emanuel Paniagua titled, "Perhaps Better Voices," 
1997, acrylic on board for the Latino/Hispanic Community Room at the New 
Main Library. 

K. Motion to approve a loan of James Carpenter's model of sculptural light 
reflectors for the International Airport installation to the Contemporary Art 
Museum in Honolulu, HI for an exhibition entitled, "James Carpenter" from 
June 20 through October 8, 1997. 

II. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Tonia Macneil and Ron Fischer 

A. Presentation of Ron Fischer's sculpture proposal 

B. Request for action and motion to approve new contract or increase in current 
contract funding. 

III. ADA Issues 

Jill Manton 

Discussion regarding impact on Public Art Program and future developments. 

IV. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil 

Review of Building Surfaces Team Leader Finalist Selection. 



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Motion : Motion to approve selection of artists Rupert Garcia, Paul Kos, Jim 
Melchert, Hilda Shum and the artist team of Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel as 
Moscone Convention Center Expansion Building Surfaces Team Leader finalists. 

Motion : Motion to approve payment of honorariums of up to $1 500 per 
Moscone Convention Center Expansion Building Surfaces Team Leader and up 
to $150 per Team Artist. 

Motion : Motion to approve payment of honorariums of up to $50 per half day 
and $100 per whole day for participation on Moscone Convention Center 
Expansion Building Surfaces Project selection panel. 



V. Mission Street Muni Bus Bulbs 

Jill Manton 

A. Review of Finalist Selection. 

Motion : Motion to approve selection of Joe Mangrum, Rigo '97 and the team of 
Precita Eyes with artists Peter Carpou and Carolyna Marks for the MUNI 
Mission Street Sidewalk Enhancement art enrichment project. 

B. Recommendation to enter into an agreement with each of the three finalists. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with artists Joe Mangrum, Rigo '97 and Precita Eyes with Peter 
Carpou and Carolyna Marks to design, fabricate and transport a work of art to be 
installed in Mission Street sidewalk bus bulbs for a total fee per artist of $5,000 
per bulb. 

VI. Bernal Heights Street Bulb Program 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of neighborhood proposal regarding art enrichment program. 

VII. Market Street Art in Transit 

Jill Manton 

Review of the status of project proposed by Joe Mangrum for Market Street trees. 

VIII. Barbary Coast Trail 

Jill Manton 

Request for final approval of Barbary Coast Trail plaque design. 

Motion : Motion to approve the San Francisco Historical Society's design for the 
Barbary Coast Trail plaques. 

IX. Harvey Milk Memorial 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of proposal for first stage of planning. 

X. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Request for letter of support from the San Francisco Art Commission for artist 

Cheryl Riley to raise additional funds for Bayview Police Station artwork. 



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XI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Possible discussion with Jesse Sartain regarding proposed fundraising event for 

the Adopt-A-Monument Program's Buddha statue. 

XII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

XIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Review and approval of Ik-Joong Kang's materials for artwork at International 

Terminal. 

Motion : Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract 
with Ik-Joong Kang for $306,858 to fabricate, transport and install artwork for 
the International Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport. 

XIV. Staff Reports 

Mid-Embarcadero Open Space - Jill Manton / 

Discussion regarding specific location for Foot Sculpture by Buster Simpson. 

XV. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the tieeds of persons 
zoith disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to approve poster design submitted by American Indian 
Contemporary Arts for Decaux kiosk display. 




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B. Motion to approve Darryl Mar's mural design proposed for Taylor and Eddy 
Streets depicting children and the Golden Gate Bridge, funded through a 
Mayor's Office of Community Development block grant administered by the 
Mural Resource Center with the participation of the Tenderloin 
Neighborhood Development Corporation. 

C. Motion to revise Contract #2871009 with Joshua Sarantitis, as follows: delete 
Section 18.1.3; revise Section 18.2.1 to name City and County of San 
Francisco as additional insureds; replace Section 27.1 with current Non- 
Discrimination language; revise Scope of Work to include the specific 
description of the Children's Workshop plans and schedule, and the Artist's 
proposal and installation plans as a material part of the contract; and extend 
contract to June 30, 1998 for work on Jackson Park Playground. 

D. Motion to extend contract #2840020 with Clifford Rainey to December 31, 
1 997 for work on 9 1 1 Emergency Center. 

E. Motion to extend contract # CT2860122 with Fresco to December 31, 1998 
for work on Jose Coronado Playground. 

F. Motion to extend contract #CT2871018 with Fresco to June 30, 1998 for 
work on Jose Coronado Playground. 

G. Motion to approve final payment of $1,362.68 to Leonard Hunter for 
completion of work on contract #CT2830010 for 19 th Ave/Holloway MUNI 



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Platforms and motion to rescind Full Commission Resolution # 0602-97-216 
authorizing final payment of $62.68 for aforementioned contract due to 
bookkeeping error. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to make payment of up to 
$5,000 to consultant Jeff Brown for additional services involving ADA 
retrofit of the Endangered Garden Art Enrichment Project at the Sunny dale 
Pump Station. 

I. Motion to authorize final payment in the amount of $7,394 to Michael 

Manwaring for construction administration and design services rendered for 
the North, South and King Street segments of the Embarcadero Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project. 

J. Motion to authorize final payment to Ron Fischer for completion of work on 
design contract #CT2860121 for Moscone Howard Street Project. 

II. Bufano Sculpture 

Debra Lehane 

Consideration of Urskine Bufano's offer to purchase Beniamino Bufano' s statue 

entitled "Peace." 

III. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Report on Project Status 

B. Requests for Action 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract for an amount to be determined with Jody Pinto to provide Design 
Development of her approved conceptual proposal for artwork at the Millbrae 
Water Facility. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT28601 16 with Jody Pinto for 

schematic design of a Landscape/ Artwork at the Millbrae Water Facility, without 
making final payment. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT2860120 with Jody Pinto for design 

development of a Landscape/Artwork at the Millbrae Water Facility, without 
completing payment. 

IV. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton 

Review of proposed skateboarding deterrent. 



V. Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 

Jill Manton 

Report on BCDC response to proposed location of foot sculpture by Buster 

Simpson. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit 

Judy Moran 

A. Discussion regarding Project Bandaloop project. 

Motion : Motion to approve the participation of two 1 1-year old girls in the 

October 30 th performance by Project Bandaloop on the exterior wall of the New 
Main Library 

B. Discussion of current status of Joe Mangrum's tree painting proposal. 

VII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Presentation of works and motion to approve "Fahrenheit 45 1 " exhibition 
for September - October, 1997, curated by Cheryl Coon. 

Motion : Motion to approve "Fahrenheit 45 1 " exhibition for September - 

October, 1997, curated by Cheryl Coon 

B. Presentation of works and motion to approve "When Borders Migrate" 
exhibition for January - February, 1998, curated by Rebecca Solnit. 

Motion : Motion to approve "When Borders Migrate" exhibition for 

January - February, 1998, curated by Rebecca Solnit 

VIII. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious 

Final approval of completed sculpture by Anders Barth prior to installation. 

Motion : Motion to approve completed sculpture by Anders Barth for 

installation at Fire Station #34. 

IX. Staff Reports 

A. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

B. Moscone Expansion 

X. Adjournment 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

ultural Equity G rants Notice 

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agenda item. 



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CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to approve poster design submitted by American Indian 
Contemporary Arts for Decaux kiosk display. 

B. Motion to approve Darryl Mar's mural design proposed for Taylor and Eddy 
Streets depicting children and the Golden Gate Bridge, funded through a 
Mayor's Office of Community Development block grant administered by the 
Mural Resource Center with the participation of the Tenderloin 
Neighborhood Development Corporation. 

C. Motion to revise Contract #2871009 with Joshua Sarantitis, as follows: delete 
Section 18.1.3; revise Section 18.2.1 to name City and County of San 
Francisco as additional insureds; replace Section 27.1 with current Non- 
Discrimination language; revise Scop.: of Work to include the specific 
description of the Children's Workshop plans and schedule, and the Artist's 
proposal and installation plans as a material part of the contract; and extend 
contract to June 30, 1998 for work on Jackson Park Playground. 

D. Motion to extend contract #2840020 with Clifford Rainey to December 3 1 , 
1997 for work on 91 1 Emergency Center. 

E. Motion to extend contract # CT2860122 with Fresco to December 31, 1998 
for work on Jose Coronado Playground. 

F. Motion to extend contract #CT2871018 with Fresco to June 30, 1998 for 
work on Jose Coronado Playground. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to make payment of up to 
$5,000 to consultant Jeff Brown for additional services involving ADA 
retrofit of the Endangered Garden Art Enrichment Project at the Sunny dale 
Pump Station. 



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H. Motion to authorize final payment in the amount of $7,394 to Michael 

Manwaring for construction administration and design services rendered for 
the North, South and King Street segments of the Embarcadero Historical and 
Interpretive Signage Project. 

I. Motion to authorize final payment to Ron Fischer for completion of work on 
design contract #CT2860121 for Moscone Howard Street Project. 

J. Motion to rescind Full Commission Resolution #0103-94-1 1 approving 
payment for the design and fabrication of the Chinatown Park medallion to 
Lampo Leong in an amount not to exceed $25,000 and to approve payment of 
new total contract amount of $55,831 to Lampo Leong for aforementioned 
work. 

K. Motion to extend Leonard Hunter's contract #CT28601 12 for installation and 
maintenance of artwork at MUNI Boarding Platforms at 19" 1 Ave/ Winston 
and 19 th Ave/Holloway until February 1, 1998. 

L. Motion to approve second interim payment in the amount of $103,500 to 
Paley Studios on contract #CT28601 17 for fabrication of artwork at the Civic 
Center Courthouse. 

M. Motion to approve purchase of Tomas Nakada and Anne Veraldi's original 
artwork from their Market Street Art in Transit poster series "What are 
Pigeons For?" from Color III Lab in the amount of $375.42. 

N. Motion to authorize payment of up to $75 to Ann Chamberlain for provision 
of camera-ready artwork for additional signage for the Hospital Parking 
Garage. 

II. Bufano Sculpture 

Debra Lehane 

Consideration of Urskine Bufano's offer to purchase Beniamino Bufano's statue 

entitled "Peace." 

III. Civic Center Plaza 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of new art enrichment project. 

IV. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Report on Project Status 

B. Requests for Action 



Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract for an amount up to $12,000 with Jody Pinto to provide Design 
Development of her approved conceptual proposal for artwork at the Millbrae 
Water Facility. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT28601 16 with Jody Pinto for 

schematic design of a Landscape/ Artwork at the Millbrae Water Facility, without 
making final payment. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT2860120 with Jody Pinto for design 

development of a Landscape/ Artwork at the Millbrae Water Facility, without 
completing payment. 

V. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton 

Review of proposed skateboarding deterrent. 

VI. Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 

Jill Manton 

Report on BCDC response to proposed location of foot sculpture by Buster 

Simpson. 

VII. Market Street Art in Transit 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion regarding Project Bandaloop project. 

Motion : Motion to approve the participation of two 1 1 -year old girls in the 

October 30 th performance by Project Bandaloop on the exterior wall of the New 
Main Library 

B. Discussion of current status of Joe Mangrum's tree painting proposal. 

VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Presentation of works and motion to approve "Fahrenheit 45 1" exhibition 
for September - October, 1997, curated by Cheryl Coon. 

Motion : Motion to approve "Fahrenheit 45 1 " exhibition for September - 

October, 1997, curated by Cheryl Coon 

B. Presentation of works and motion to approve "When Borders Migrate" 
exhibition for January - February, 1998, curated by Rebecca Solnit. 



Motion : Motion to approve "When Borders Migrate" exhibition for \ 

January - February, 1998, curated by Rebecca Solnit 

IX. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious 

Request for commissioner accompaniment on site visit to approve completed 

sculpture by Anders Barth prior to installation. 

Motion : Motion to authorize increase in Anders Barth's contract amount 

by up to $3,000 for increased artist fee. 

X. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Update on entry way project. 

B. Discussion regarding commissioner appointment to Airport Art Steering 
Committee. 



XI. Staff Reports 

A. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

B. Moscone Expansion 

XII. Adjournment 



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^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitatbn Act and tlie 1990 Americans 
with Dbabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
zvith disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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Wednesday, July 16, 1997 ^) 
3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

JUL 14 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing an information card and giving 
it to the Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the appropriate 
agenda item. 

Agenda items are subject to discussion and possible action may include: motion 
of recommendation, recommendation to approve with contingencies, recommendation to 
disapprove, recommendation to defer approval. 

I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to approve installation of "Phoenix," a terra cotta relief sculpture by 
Anders Barth at Fire Station #34. 



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III. 



B. Motion to approve final payment to Vito Acconci on contract 
#POAR96000060, Phase 1.1 of design development , for his proposal for the 
San Francisco International Airport. 

C. Motion to approve and establish juror pool of the following candidates for the 
Civic Center Court House project and to make payment of honorarium in the 
amount of $100 per day to: Jo Hanson, Dean Keith Morrison, Amalia Mesa 
Bains, William Wu, Donna Graves, Hung Liu and Cheryl Riley. 

Chinatown Park 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of final design of granite medallion by artist Lampo Leong. 

Motion: Motion to approve final design of granite medallion by artist 

Lampo Leong for Chinatown Park project. 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Judy Moran 

A. Discussion regarding Project Bandaloop project. 




Iity and County of 
San Francisco 



Motion: 



Motion to approve the participation of two 1 1-year old girls in the 



October 30 th performance by Project Bandaloop on the exterior wall of the New 
Main Library 

B. Discussion of current status of Joe Mangrum's tree painting proposal. 



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IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Consideration of Urskine Bufano's offer to purchase Beniamino Bufano's 
statue entitled "Peace." 

B. Discussion regarding gift to the City Collection. 

Motion: Motion to accept with gratitude a gift to the City and County of 

San Francisco Collection from artist Jimena Correa, "Untitled" triptych, 1996, 
etching, A/P 22 x 30", valued at $275.00. 

V. Vallejo-Churchill Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil and Su-Chen Hung 

Presentation of Su-Chen Hung's revised conceptual proposal for artwork at the 

proposed garage. 

Motion : Motion to increase contract #2820014 by $5,000 to provide for 

additional design development of artwork for Vallejo-Churchill Parking Garage. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised conceptual proposal for artwork by Su- 

Chen Hung for Vallejo-Churchill Parking Garage. 

VI. Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 

Jill Manton 

Approval of location proposed for Foot Sculpture by Buster Simpson and 

authorization to enter into design development contract with the artist in the 

amount of $20,000 with a travel allowance of $5,000 (amount to be confirmed at 

meeting). 

Motion: Motion to approve location proposed for Foot Sculpture by Buster 

Simpson. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 

design development contract with Buster Simpson in the amount of $20,000 with 
a travel allowance of $5,000 for his Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Foot 
Sculpture proposal. 

VII. Sunnydale Pump Station "Endangered Garden" Project 

Jill Manton 

Slide review and report on progress and next phase of efforts. 



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VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion : Motion to approve expenditure of up to $3,850 for the hire of a 

gallery intern to work on the City Hall exhibition program. 

IX. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious 

Project update and motion to approve contract modification to include mitigation 

work by artist's masonry contractor. 

X. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Approval of revised Viola Frey proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve revise Viola Frey proposal for Gateroom Walls 

at the San Francisco International Airport. 

B. Review of Enrique Chagoya's design modification. 

Motion : Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya's design modification for 

Gateroom Walls at the San Francisco International Airport. 

C. Update on Aviation Museum project. 

XI. Old Business 

XII. New Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, August 20, 1997^ 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 

& Education , 

ultural eqijity grants Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an information card and giving 
^uRucARTitto the Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the appropriate 
agenda item. 

Street Artists Licenses 

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mmendation, recommendation to approv 
disapprove, recommendation to defer approval. 



Commission Gallery 
101 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.60801. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 



A. Motion to make final payment to Robert Catalusci on contract #2871015 
for completion of art work construction documents for the Muni Ways 
and Structures Maintenance Facility. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
for an amount not to exceed $5,000 with Robert Catalusci for consulting 
services during fabrication and installation of Artwork for the Muni Ways 
and Structures Maintenance Facility. 



D. 



Motion to rescind Arts Commission Resolutions Nos. 0707-97-240 and 
0707-97-241 closing contracts with Jody Pinto. 

Motion to approve extension of contracts #28601 16 and #2860120 with 
Jody Pinto to December 31, 1997. 




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City and County of 
San Francisco 



G. 



Motion to rescind Arts Commission Resolution No. 0804-97-269 to 
modify contract #2820014 with Su-Chen Hung. 

Motion to close contract #2820014 with Su-Chen Hung and authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract for an amount not to 
exceed $9,000 with Su-Chen Hung for Design Development and 
production of Construction Documents for a work of art at the Vallejo. 

Motion to approve contract modification for Baird/Rief Art Conservation 
in the amount of $20,000 for the conservation of Market Street 
Monuments. 



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H. Motion to approve owner's request for the removal of the following 

murals which will occur after process of artist and public notifications: 

1 . Mural by Christine Puskas Dresner, Noe Valley Rec Center, 
Sanchez and Day Street. 

2. Mural by Nancy Thompson, West Portal Library, Lenox and 
Ulloa Street. 

3. Mural by Arch Williams, Carlos Alcala, and Jo Tucker, Bernal 
Heights Library, 500 Cortland Avenue. 

I. Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Rene Yung Designs for 

design and printing of the Fall/Winter Market Street Art in Transit 
Program Calendar. 

J. Motion to approve final designs for the Market Street Art in Transit 

Program kiosk posters by artist Mildred Howard. 

II. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Presentation by Wyolah Garden and Nancy Ellen regarding proposed sculpture 

gift to San Francisco of "Mother of the Spirit-Fire, Cheemah" by Osprey Orielle 

Lake. 

III. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Judy Moran 

Discussion with Joe Mangrum regarding his Market Street tree painting proposal. 

IV. Bernal Heights Muni Bus Bulbs 

Judy Moran 

Discussion of current status of Muni bus bulb art enrichment in Bernal Heights. 

V. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Research 

Judy Moran 

Discussion of current status of ADA research project. 

VI. Mid-Embarcadero Foot Sculpture 

Jill Manton 
Project update 

VII. Sunnydale Pump Station "Endangered Garden" Project 

Jill Manton 
Project update 



VAC Agenda 2 8/20/97 



VIII. San Francisco Zoo 

Jill Manton 

New art enrichment project. 

IX. Airport 

Susan Portions 

Conceptual approval of Vito Acconci's revised proposal for the Transfer Corridor 

in the International Terminal, SFIA 

Motion : Motion to approve revised conceptual proposal for the 

Transfer Corridor in the International Terminal, SFIA by artist Vito 
Acconci. 

X. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

JLTURAL EOJJITY GRANTS NotlCC '. 

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Requests to testify are accepted by completing an information card and giving 
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agenda item. 



Agenda items are subject to discussion and possible action may include: motion 
mmendation, recommendation to appro\ 
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CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to approve mural created by Wendy Wooden- Au in conjunction with 
the Mural Resource Center with participation by the Chinatown Resource 
Center and students from the Commodore Stockton School for the Chinatown 
Playground, located at Sacramento and Grant Streets. 

B. Motion to approve final payment to Anders Barm for her artwork, Phoenix, 
installed at Fire Station #34. 

C. Motion to accept Phoenix, a terra cotta relief sculpture by Anders Barth 
installed in front of Fire Station #34, into the Civic Art Collection. 

D. Motion to approve final payment to Ann Preston for Contract #CT280005 for 
design of artwork for Boarding Area A, SFIA. 

E. Motion to increase Lewis deSoto's contract #CT2871001 by an amount of up 
to $35,000 for payments to subcontractors for fabrication of furniture for the 
Civic Center Courthouse Jury Assembly Room. 

F. Motion to authorize interim payment of $ 1 5,750 to Paley Studios upon 
determination that door handles and security gates conform to contractual 
specifications and fulfillment of contractual requirements for the Civic Center 
Courthouse project. 

Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion of locations for proposed sculpture gift to San Francisco of "Mother 

of the Spirit-Fire, Cheemah" by Osprey Orielle Lake. 



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III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an Agreement with Birdair, Inc., for $87,000 to install the structural steel framing 
for James Carpenter's Sculptural Light Reflectors in the new International 
Terminal at SFIA. 

B. Gateroom Walls 

Motion : Motion to authorize staff to resume selection of artist for last gate 

room wall in Concourse G, SFIA. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an Agreement with Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan for $10,000 for final design of 
their proposal for SFIA. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an Agreement with Mildred Howard for up to $45,000 to acquire 120 saxophones 
and to provide structural engineering for her proposal for SFIA. 

Motion : Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 

Agreement with Emmanuel Montoya and Juana Alicia for $29,500 to fabricate 
the sculptural relief, acquire materials and formulate the fresco mix, and to 
provide structural engineering drawings for their proposal for SFIA. 

C. Report on mock-up of Su-Chen Hung Welcome panels. 

D. Report on site visit to Airport to evaluate possible locations for entry way 
sculpture. 

IV. Mission Library 

Susan Pontious 

Presentation for review of Emmanuel Montoya's design modification. 

Motion : Motion to approve Emmanuel Montoya's design modification of 

the Chinese deity image in his proposal for the Mission Library. 

V. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious 
Report on current status. 



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VI. Mission District Bus Bulbs 

Tonia Macneil, Susan Cervantes, Joe Mangrum 

Presentation of preliminary concepts for artworks to be located in the sidewalk 

extensions at 22nd, 23rd, 24th and Otis Streets. 

A. Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center 

B. Joe Mangrum 

C. Rigo '97 

Motion : Motion to approve preliminary design concepts by Precita Eyes 

Mural Arts Center, Joe Mangrum and Rigo '97 for Mission District Bus Bulbs to 
be located at 22 nd , 23 rd , 24 th and Otis Streets. 

VII. Moscone Center Expansion 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 
Staff Report 

VIII. Civic Center Historic District Improvement Project 

Jill Manton 

Request for recommendations for artist candidates. 

IX. Mid-Embarcadero Foot Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

Report on project status. 

X. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Presentation of proposed gallery exhibitions. 

Motion : Motion to approve proposed gallery exhibitions, to be specified at 

meeting. 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available'. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N. Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
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Motion to approve increase of up to $7,500 in contract amount for Paley 
Studios for additional costs incurred for separate shipment of two sets of 
security gates for opening of Civic Center Courthouse. 



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B. Motion to approve Market Street Art in Transit installation in MUNI 
Duboce Streetcar Tunnel from 1 1/10/97 - 12/19/97 of "Subtext", two 
series of photographic projections entitled "The Pathway" and "The 
Greeting" by artists Nina Ackerberg and Susanne Cockrell. 

C. Motion to approve preliminary design concepts presented by Lydia Ely of 
StreetSheet and designer Margaret Tedesco of Seeing Comes Before 
Words for Market Street Art in Transit poster series, "Parlor Games: A 
Popular Version," which will highlight work by homeless and previously 
homeless poets and artists. 

D. Motion to approve and establish juror pool for the Third Street Light Rail 
Project and to pay honoraria in the amount of $100 per day for selection 
panelist participation. 

E. Motion to authorize payment of up to $750 for services of Fyfe Water 
Truck for tests related to waterproofing of the Promenade Ribbon. 

F. Motion to approve payment to T.J. McHose $200 to develop a 
preliminary plan for the upgrade and long-term maintenance of 
"Constellation", the fiber optic light wall artwork by Nayland Blake at the 
New Main Library. 



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II. Collections 

Dcbra LcJiane 

A. Cheemah Project Location Update 

Motion : Motion to approve East Park site location north of Pier 35 for the 

placement of the Cheemah sculpture contingent upon approvals from Pier 39, 
Port of San Francisco, and BCDC. 

B. Discussion regarding relocation of King Carlos and Juan Batista De Anza 
from the Central Embarcadero/Justin Herman Plaza. 

Motion : Motion to direct staff to explore possible relocation of sculptures 

to Dolores Street median at Mission Dolores. 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Presentations for approval of gallery exhibits by Thomas Plageman, Lewis Watts 

(Fillmore Jazz Archive) and Tom Ferents (Sixth St. Photography Workshop). 

Motion : Motion to approve proposed Art Commission Gallery exhibits by 

Thomas Plageman, Lewis Watts (Fillmore Jazz Archive) and Tom Ferents (Sixth 
St. Photography Workshop). 

IV. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Jill Manton and Judy Moran 

Discussion regarding new art enrichment project. 

V. 9-1-1 Emergency Services Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Review of artist proposals and plans for fabrication. 

Motion : Motion to approve recruitment and entrance into contract with a 

provider to implement an intern program related to the fabrication of Cheryl 
Riley's artwork, in an amount not to exceed $8,000. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract with Clifford Rainey in the amount of $35,000 to fabricate, transport and 
install artwork for the interior of the 9-1-1 Center. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract with Cheryl Riley in the amount of $25,000 to hire a construction 
manager, and to fabricate and transport backer panels for artwork for the 9-1-1 
Center. 



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Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract with Cheryl Riley in the amount of $25,000 for installation of mosaic 

VI. Staff Reports 

Moscone II - Map No. 33 brochure 
North Beach Parking Garage 
Mission Street Muni Bus Bulbs 
SFAI Concourse G 

VII. New Business 

VIII. Old Business 

IX. Adjournment 



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October 17. 1997 

TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Art Committee 

FROM: Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager 

RE: Location for Cheemah Gift 

Wyolah Garden, on behalf of the artist, and I met with Joe 
Smith, VP of Operations for Pier 39 concerning the placement 
of Cheemah near Pier 39. 

Since our last meeting, Ms. Garden and Osprey Oriel le Lake 
focused on the Pier 39 area in greater detail. The artist 
has expressed a strong preference for the southern entrance 
to the Pier 39 area of influence which is known as East 
Park. East Park is just north of Pier 35 and consists of a 
large concrete plaza with a wooden deck which extends over 
the water. 

We walked the site with Mr. Smith who shared with us 
information about the use of the space. Through that 
discussion, two potential sites where identified which would 
allow the piece to be installed in the area without 
interfering with programed activities in the plaza. 

At the October 15th meeting, I will share with you the 
response from Pier 39. Mr. Smith expected to present it to 
the Executive Staff on Monday October 13th. 

If Pier 39 is willing to host the sculpture, the next steps 
in the approval process will be the Port of San Francisco 
and the Bay Conservation Development Corp (BCDC). 

I encourage you to visit the site before the meeting on 
Wednesday, if you have the opportunity. Thank you. 



October 10, 1997 

TO: The Honorable Members of the Visual Art Committee 

FROM: Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager 

RE: Relocation of King Carlos and Juan Bautista De Anza 

The re-configuration of the Embarcadero Roadway and the 
redesign of the plaza has prompted the need to remove and 
relocate two sculptures, King Carlos and Juan Bautista de 
Anza. 

Most immediate is the need to remove King Carlos. His 
present site intersects with the new retaining wall for the 
curved, land side roadway. It is anticipated that de Anza 
will be relocated during a future phase when the open space 
is developed. 

Both pieces were gifts to the City: Carlos from Spain and 
de Anza from Mexico. Although placed at different times, 
the relation of the two pieces is one of a historical 
nature. Carlos was the monarch on the throne of Spain when 
de Anza was instructed to establish Presidios and Missions 
in the New World. It therefore makes sense to seek a 
location where the relationship can continue. 



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STAFF REPORT 

October 10, 1997 

Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Tonia Macneil 

Agenda Item V: 9-1-1 EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER 



Project: 
Location: 
Artist: 
Budget: 



Water Table and Sculpture 
Employee Lounge 
Clifford Rainey 
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Project: 
Location: 
Artist: 
Budget: 



Mosaic Walls 
South-facing wall 
Cheryl Riley 

$67,540 




Cheryl Riley and Clifford Rainey were selected in 1994 to design artworks for the new 9-1-1 
Emergency Services Dispatch Center. The Center is now under construction adjacent to the 
Margaret Hayward Playground on Turk near Gough. It is expected that the art will be fabricated 
in the Spring and Summer of 1998 and installed in the Fall. 

Clifford Rainey has designed a water table and sculpture which will be located in the employee 
lounge. He will fabricate the sculpture and water table and transport them for installation by the 
general contractor. 

Cheryl Riley's 100 foot-long mosaic wall will be on the exterior of the building facing the 
playground. As a result of its location, the community has been very much involved in the 
project. The previous Commission approved a plan for fabrication of the artwork in which 
neighborhood youth would be hired as interns to work along with a mosaic artist on the tile 
installation. 

The plan requires an unusual level of coordination on the part of the public art program, as the 
artist is not able to undertake the task. While the actual fabrication of the artwork is the 
responsibility of the artist, the intern program will be a separate entity. A provider must be found 
who will hire the youth and manage their involvement in the program. The community will be 
involved in the selection of the provider. Because of the time required to set up this program, 
locate an appropriate work site and insurance and train the youth, we are beginning the process at 
this time. There will be a total of four contracts. The first three contracts are to hire the provider, 
and for fabrication of the backer panels and tile installation. A future contract will cover 
transportation and installation at the site. 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehab ilitatbn Act and tJie 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings ui uie /\ri commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of 0«k and V*m Is'w>a. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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Wednesday ^October 15, 1997 
3:00 p.m. 

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OCT 31 1997 

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Commissioners Present: 

Armando Rascon, Chair 
Ralph Guggenheim 



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Staff Present: 

Richard Newirth, Director 
Jill Manton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Judy Moran 
Susan Pontious 
Esther Reyes 



The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

Committee Chair Rascon opened the meeting by informing the committee about a 
report commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts on the state of the arts 
entitled American Canvas. He encouraged everyone to obtain and review this report as 
it will have impact on the field. 

I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent calendar items. 

Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote: Unanimous 




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A. Motion to approve increase of up to $7,500 in contract amount for Paley 
Studios for additional costs incurred for separate shipment of two sets of 
security gates for opening of Civic Center Courthouse. 

B. Motion to approve Market Street Art in Transit installation in MUNI 
Duboce Streetcar Tunnel from 1 1/10/97 - 12/19/97 of "Subtext", two 
series of photographic projections entitled "The Pathway" and "The 
Greeting" by artists Nina Ackerberg and Susanne Cockrell. 

C. Motion to approve preliminary design concepts presented by Lydia Ely 
of StreetSheet and designer Margaret Tedesco of Seeing Comes Before 
Words for Market Street Art in Transit poster series, "Parlor Games: A 
Popular Version," which will highlight work by homeless and previously 
homeless poets and artists. 



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D. Motion to approve and establish juror pool for the Third Street Light Rail 
Project and to pay honoraria in the amount of $100 per day for selection 
panelist participation. 

E. Motion to authorize payment of up to $750 for services of Fyfe Water 
Truck for tests related to waterproofing of the Promenade Ribbon. 

F. Motion to approve payment to T.J. McHose $200 to develop a 
preliminary plan for the upgrade and long-term maintenance of 
"Constellation", the fiber optic light wall artwork by Nayland Blake at 
the New Main Library. 

II. Collections 

Debra Lehane reported on her effort to assist the donors in their search for a 
location for a proposed gift, the Cheemah sculpture. Based on the direction given by the 
Visual Arts Committee at the previous meeting, areas along the North Embarcadero 
near Pier 39 had been explored further. Ms. Lehane met with the management at Pier 
39, and reviewed several locations, finally agreeing that the East Park site is the most 
effective and feasible. Pier 39 expressed excitement about the piece, and a willingness 
to co-sponsor the artist's fund-raising efforts. Ms. Lehane stated that if the Commission 
approves the site, she will approach the Port and BCDC for their approval. 

Director Newirth reminded the Committee that the procedure for formal 
acceptance of a gift includes approval of the site prior to accepting the piece. Wyolah 
Garden, Executive Director of Circles Metis Art, Inc., the donor organization, reminded 
the committee of Commissioner Gatti's statement that the Commission should accept 
the work. She read a letter of support from Joe Smith at Pier 39, and noted that many 
letters and calls have been received in support of the sculpture. Ms. Garden reiterated 
the importance of the sculpture's theme, that earth and humanity are fragile and need our 
care. 

Commissioners spoke about the monumentality, the aesthetic quality and the 
appropriateness of the artwork in the proposed site. They then inquired about the status 
of the approval of the artwork. The sculpture had been presented at two previous 
meetings, and each time, the committee indicated its willingness to allow further 
research into an appropriate site, however, acceptance of the sculpture has not been 
formally approved. 

Commissioner Rascon requested that the policy regarding the acceptance of gifts 
be reviewed at the next meeting. A discussion followed regarding the presentation of 
artworks and the difficulty of expressing candid opinions in the presence of an artist or 
donor in a public forum. Commissioners agreed that staff recommendations are 
welcome and encouraged. It was suggested that staff recommendations be noted on 
agendas and that staff recommendations be solicited at the meeting. It was also 
suggested that major gifts be introduced at one meeting and voted on at a subsequent 
meeting. 

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Motion : Motion to approve East Park site location north of Pier 39 for 

placement of the Cheemah sculpture contingent upon approvals from Pier 39, 
Port of San Francisco, and BCDC. 
Moved : Rascon/Wilsey 

Vote : Ayes: Rascon/Wilsey 

Nays: Guggenheim/Stermer 

The motion did not carry. The item will be calendared for further discussion at 
the November Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

Debra Lehane reported that, as planned for in the new design of the Mid- 
Embarcadero Roadway, DPW is now requesting removal of the King Juan Carlos 
statue. Funding for removal is available now and the sculpture must be removed by the 
first of next year. Ms. Lehane would like to move both the statue of King Juan Carlos 
and that of Juan Bautista de Anza, and site them in relation to each other. She has done 
extensive research, contacted the Spanish Consulate, and reviewed sites at the Presidio, 
Lake Street Park, Market Street and the medians in front of Mission Dolores. After 
speaking to the Archbishop and the pastor at Mission Dolores and receiving a very 
favorable response, Ms. Lehane recommends siting the sculptures on the median in that 
area, thus creating a promenade of sculptural elements on Dolores Street, with Anza in 
the most prominent location. She must still explore the feasibility with DPW. The siting 
will enrich the area and is consistent with the City's policy of disbursing sculpture 
throughout the city. 

Commissioners praised the choice of the Mission Dolores site. 

Motion : Motion to direct staff to explore possible relocation of the statues 

of Juan Bautista de Anza and King Juan Carlos to the Dolores Street median at 

Mission Dolores. 

Moved : Stermer/Wilsey 

Vote : Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins presented proposals for upcoming exhibitions: 

A. Exhibition by Thomas Plageman, to be scheduled in June with Brad 
Brown. The works are ink on parchment allegories of life as wartime. The body 
of work would include eight full-scale drawings measuring 34' x 48' as well as 
fragments. The artworks are not finished at this time. 

B. Exhibition of community-based photography from Lewis Watts and the 
Sixth Street Photography Workshop for March and April of 1998. The Fillmore 
Jazz Archive, collected by Lewis Watts, is a visual history of the Fillmore 
neighborhood from the 1950's. Part of the archive was shown on the third floor 
of City Hall, where it received a very positive response. Mr. Jenkins noted that 
the archive is very much in demand. The Redevelopment Agency has offered to 
sponsor a reception. 

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The 6th Street Photography Workshop has been in operation for 
approximately 5 years. Its director, Tom Ferentz, intends to produce new work 
for this exhibition, which is partially funded by a Cultural Equity Grant. 

Motion : Motion to approved proposed Arts Commission Gallery exhibits 

by Thomas Plageman, Lewis Watts (Fillmore Jazz Archive), and the Sixth Street 

Photography Workshop. 

Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

Mr. Jenkins reported on the controversial City Hall exhibition by Cara Judea 
Alhadeff. A discussion took place at the full Commission meeting on October 6th, 
where Mr. Jenkins' proposal to terminate the exhibit early generated much discussion. 

A meeting was scheduled for the evening of October 1 5 between Mr. Jenkins 
and representatives of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor's office, and he planned to 
meet with the artist the next day. Noting that the artist is an excellent conceptual 
photographer, Mr. Jenkins stated that the issue has sensitized him to consideration of the 
working environment when planning exhibitions. There will be a 45-minute talk by the 
artist on October 30 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 322. 

The War Memorial Board has given permission to create an event for World 
AIDS Day on December 1 in the building lobby. It will include a cabaret event, 
readings and a performance. The Supervisors have been invited as well as HIV+ artists 
exhibiting on the Third Floor. 

IV. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Judy Moran introduced the Muni Third Street Light Rail Project, which will 
connect Market Street to the Cal-Train Station and Bayview/Hunter's Point. Nineteen 
surface stations will be constructed along the 5.4 mile 3rd Street corridor. Construction 
is scheduled to start in 2000 and end in 2003. Additionally, a new 13-acre Muni 
maintenance facility will be constructed in the Central Waterfront area. BCDC is 
requiring 2-1/2 acres of open space, which may be designated a public park. 

The Redevelopment Agency is moving forward rapidly on its proposal to 
oversee the revitalization of the Third Street commercial corridor. Also, the Agency will 
be working with Catellus Corporation in the Mission Bay Area, through which the Muni 
line will pass. Muni has allocated funds for revitalization in the same area, for 
pedestrian amenities, landscaping and art enrichment. . 

Redevelopment will present its proposal for the revitalization of Bayview along 
Third Street to the Board of Supervisors. If it is approved, they will get tax funding to 
begin work, but must still do additional fund-raising. A team of architects and designers 
and an artist are already at work on designs for the Bayview/Hunter's Point section of 
the Redevelopment project. 

The main goal of the Commission's public art program would be to develop a 
system- wide design which would also reflect the specifics of particular neighborhoods 
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Agency designers and artist to complement their work in the Bayview and Mission Bay 
areas. 

Five years ago, an artist's team including artists Michael Oppenheimer and Peter 
Richards and architect Jerry Lum was selected to be part of an urban design team for the 
Muni Metro East maintenance facility and two bridges. However the project was put on 
hold, and has now been included in the Third Street Light Rail Project. Jill Manton 
asked that the Commission allow the team that had been previously selected for Metro 
East to begin work. The focus of their design work would be the open space at the 
Central Waterfront area. Ms. Moran showed slides of Peter Richard's work, describing 
his environmental focus and his collaborations with other artists and designers. In 
response to a question about the appropriateness of transferring previously approved 
artists to other projects, Ms. Manton explained that the Metro East facility is the same, 
but the location has changed. As requested, Ms. Manton will provide information about 
Michael Oppenheimer and Jerry Lum at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting before 
a decision is made. 

Ms. Manton asked for approval of the following pool of panelists for the artist 
selection: Joe Sam, Cheryl Riley, Walter Hood, Mildred Howard, Fran Martin, Eduardo 
Pineda, Kim Anno, Hideo Yoshida, Regina Mouton, Arnold Kemp, Su-Chen Hung, 
Carlos Villa, Rene de Guzman, Mary Cerruti, Jeanie Wiffenbach, Mike Blockstein, Jon 
Winet, Francisco Perez, Steven Namara, and Robert Chrisman. 

Motion : Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the artist 

selection for the Third Street Light Rail Project: Joe Sam, Cheryl Riley, Walter 
Hood, Mildred Howard, Fran Martin, Eduardo Pineda, Kim Anno, Hideo 
Yoshida, Regina Mouton, Arnold Kemp, Su-Chen Hung, Carlos Villa, Rene de 
Guzman, Mary Cerruti, Jeanie Wiffenbach, Mike Blockstein, Jon Winet, 
Francisco Perez, Steven Namara, and Robert Chrisman. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

V. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the proposals by Clifford Rainey and Cheryl Riley 
planned for the 9-1-1 Emergency Center, and requested approval to enter into 
fabrication contracts for the art works. The project with Cheryl Riley is particularly 
complex, as it involves an internship program with community youth. As a result, 
planning for fabrication is beginning now, although the work will not begin until the 
summer of 1998. There will be three contracts related to the project, and one for 
Clifford Rainey. 

Motion : Motion to approve recruitment and entrance into contract with a 

provider to implement an intern program related to the fabrication of Cheryl 
Riley's artwork, in an amount not to exceed $8,000. 



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Motion: 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 



contract with Clifford Rainey in the amount of $35,000 to fabricate, transport 
and install artwork for the interior of the 9-1-1 Center. 



Motion: 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 



contract with Cheryl Riley in the amount of $25,000 to hire a construction 
manager, and to fabricate and transport backer panels for artwork for the 9-1-1 
Center. 



Motion: 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 



contract with Cheryl Riley in the amount of $25,000 for installation of mosaic 
tile on the artwork for the 9-1-1 Center. 

Motion : Motion to approve the four motions above. 

Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

VI. Staff Reports 

Susan Pontious reported the final full-scale mock-up of Su-Chen Hung's 
Welcome Panel will be ready for viewing soon. She will notify the Committee. 

VII. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. 



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Motion to authorize extension of contract termination date until 12/31/99 
and transfer of $75,500 into contract #CT2871012, resulting in a total 
contract encumbrance of $120,500, as certified in the original contract, 
for commencement of Phase II of Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project by Michael Manwaring 






B. Motion to expend up to $500 for production of postcard announcing 

installation by Lydia Ely of StreetSheet and designer Margaret Tedesco of 
Seeing Comes Before Words for Market Street Art in Transit poster 
series, "Parlor Games: A Popular Version," which will highlight work by 
homeless and previously homeless poets and artists. 



C. Motion to approve final payment to Ned Kahn for completion of work on 
contract #CT287013 for design of artwork for Concourse H, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

II. Mission Street Bus Bulbs 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of Joe Mangrum's conceptual design proposal and request for 

motion. 




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Staff Recommendation : 

Given the outstanding issues, staff recommends that the Committee approve the 
direction of Joe Mangrum's proposal, and request that he work to resolve the 
issues of composition, budget, safety, feasibility, and the inclusion of trees in 
time for the December meeting. 



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III. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion of proposed sculpture gift to San Francisco of "Mother of the Spirit- 
Fire, Cheemah" by Osprey Orielle Lake. 

IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

V. Civic Center Historic District Improvement Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on selection panel recommendations for finalists. 

Motion : Motion to approve selection panelist recommendations for 

finalists for the Civic Center Historic District Improvement Project. 

VI. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Discussion relative to modifications to security gates. 

Motion : Motion to approve increase of up to $20,000 in Albert Paley's 

contract for additional expenses incurred for modifications to and installation of 
Civic Center Courthouse Lobby Security Gates. 

VII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Discussion regarding appointment of new member to replace Armando Rascon as 
a representative on the Airport Art Steering Committee and requests for approval 
of the following motions. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Rupert Garcia for $85,000 to fabricate, transport and install 
his proposal for a gateroom wall, Boarding Area G, SFIA. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan for $85,000 to fabricate, 
transport and install their proposal for a gateroom wall, Boarding Area A, SFIA. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Viola Frey for $85,000 to fabricate, transport and install her 
proposal for a gateroom wall, Boarding Area A, SFIA. 

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A. Motion to authorize final payment of $500 to Lewis deSoto for 
completion of work on contract # CT2871001 for the Civic Center 
Courthouse Jury Assembly Room. 

B. Motion to approve poster design by Frederick Hayes and Carrie Scoville 
for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

C. Motion to approve the following pool of potential jurors for the Bernal 
Heights Mission Street MUNI Bus Bulb Project: Amy Trachtenberg, 
Valerie Reichert, Gregory Gavin, Hitoshi Sasaki, Esther Hernandez, 
Carmen Lomas Garza, Pepe Ozan, Cheri Raciti, Rigo '97, Rico Salinas 
and Don Hundley. 

D. Motion to authorize the hire of a curatorial consultant on a temporary 
basis for an amount not to exceed $7,500 to fill in for Tonia Macneil 
while she is on disability leave. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Paley Studios for completion of work 
on contract #CT28601 17 for the Civic Center Courthouse, pending 
receipt and inspection of all lobby security gates by Art Commission 
staff. 

F. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection Albert Paley' s artwork for the Civic Center Courthouse 
comprising front door handles, etched glass panels, and lobby security 
gates. 






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G. Motion to accept into the City and County of San Francisco Civic Art 
Collection Lewis deSoto's Jury Assembly Room artwork for the Civic 
Center Courthouse. 

H. Motion to approve expenditure of up to $3,000 for the hire of a 
Collections intern to work on the Carousel Maintenance Project. 

II. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Review of City's gift policy and procedures. 

B. Discussion of proposed sculpture gift to San Francisco of "Mother of the 
Spirit-Fire, Cheemah" by Osprey Orielle Lake and request for approval of 
site. 

C. Presentation by Tony Labat of conceptual design for proposed sculpture 
gift and request for motion. 

D. Design and location approval of gift to the city of artwork by Unry sushi 
Gassan accepted by Board of Supervisors on December 8, 1997. 

III. Mission Street Bus Bulbs 

Tonia Macneil with Precita Eyes Artists, Rigo '97 and Joe Mangrum 
Presentation of final designs and maintenance plans for artwork. Request for 
motion. 

Staff Recommendation : 

Staff recommends that the one or several of the artists reduce the scale of their 
designs to be compatible with the available maintenance budget and staff 
resources. Specific recommendations will be provided at the meeting. . 

IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of revised proposal by Joe Mangrum. 

Motion : Motion to approve Joe Mangrum' s proposal to install a mandala 

of automobile and computer parts in Justin Herman Plaza for three days as part of 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

V. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 



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VI. Civic Center Historic District Improvement Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on finalist interviews and panel recommendation. 

Motion : Motion to approve panelist recommendation for artist (to be 

announced) selected as a member of the urban design team for the Civic Center 
Historic District Improvement Project. 

VII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Request for appointment of new member to replace Armando Rascon as a 
representative on the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

B. Request for appointment of Committee liaison to serve on selection panel 
for Gateroom Wall. 

C. Presentation and request for approval of Viola Frey's revised proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve Viola Frey's revised Gateroom Wall proposal 

for Concourse A, SFIA. 

VIII. New Business 

IX. Old Business 

X. Adjournment 



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A. Motion to approve mural design proposed by ArtSpan Inner City Public 
Art Projects for Youth, funded by Neighborhood Beautification Fund for 

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B. Motion to approve extension of Carl Cheng's contract #CT2810013 to 
1/1/99 for work on Sheriffs Facility. 






Motion to approve extension of Su-Chen Hung's contract #CT28601 19 
to 1/1/99 for design development of artwork for SFO International 
Terminal, Immigration Area. 



D. Motion to approve extension of Ann Preston's contract #CT2871005 to 
5/1/98 for completion of work on the Fourth Floor Family Court Waiting 
Area of the Civic Center Courthouse. 

E. Motion to approve extension of Lewis deSoto's contract #CT2871001 to 
2/1/98 for completion of work and final payment for the Jury Assembly 
Room of the Civic Center Courthouse. 

F. Motion to approve extension of Buster Simpson's contract # 
CT288PUB131 1 to 9/30/98 for submission and presentation of both 
preliminary and final artwork proposal materials for Mid-Embarcadero 
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Motion to extend contract #CT28601 12 with Leonard Hunter to 12/31/98 
for installation and maintenance of the MUNI Boarding Platforms at 19 
Avenue/Winston and 19 th Avenue/Holloway. 

Motion to approve payment to Valerie Reichert of up to $ 1 ,500 for 
design and printing services for Market Street Art in Transit Program 
1998 Spring Calendar. 



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I. Motion to approve and pay $100 honorarium each to representatives 

from the South of Army Mission Street Merchant Association and the 
Northwest Bernal Neighborhood Association to participate on the Bernal 
Heights Mission Street bus bulb artist selection panel. 

J. Motion to accept with gratitude a painting gifted to the Mayor's Office 

from artist Richard Taylor titled "Late Picinic" 1993 oil on canvas, 22 x 
16, value to be determined. 

K. Motion to accept with gratitude an artwork by Unrysushi Gassan for the 
Mayor's Office valued at $30,000. 

II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

III. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Relocation of King Carlos III and Juan Bautista de Anza Project 

Motion : Motion to approve the relocation of King Carlos III and Juan 

Bautista de Anza from Justin Herman Plaza to the roadway median of Dolores 
Street at 16th Street in front of Mission Dolores. 

B . Staff report on current proj ects 

IV. Golden Gate Park Pump Station 

Jill Manton/Debra Lehane 

Proposed use of art enrichment funds for repair and conservation of park 

monuments 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

V. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Jill Manton/Judy Moran 

Report on proposed program and first community meeting 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

VI. Moscone Center Expansion 

Jill Manton 

Sites for Interior Art Project 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 



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Motion : Motion to approve selection panel recommendations for five 

finalists - Jim Melchert, Rupert Garcia, Hilda Shum, Larry Sultan/Mike Mandel, 
and Paul Kos for Moscone Convention Center Expansion Building Surfaces 
Project and authorization to pay each finalist $1,500 honorarium to assemble an 
artist team and coordinate team presentation/interview. 

VII. New Business 

VIII. Old Business 

IX. Adjournment 



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A. Motion to approve honoraria payments of up to $5,000 to Harriet Traurig 
for continued curatorial services during Tonia Macneil"s return from 
disability leave. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Cheryl Riley for an amount not to exceed $65,000 for 
administration of intern program, fabrication and installation of artwork 
for 9-1-1 Emergency Center. 

C. Motion to approve tile samples for Rupert Garcia' s SFIA Gateroom Wall 
artwork. 

D. Motion to approve porcelain enamel sample for Squeak Carnwath's 
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E. Motion to approve mural design proposed for Duboce Street side of 
Safeway located at Church and Market Streets by Joel Pomerantz, 
Deirdre Weinberg and Mona Caron, sponsored by the SF Bicycle 
Coalition through a grant from the DPT Bike Program. 

North Beach Parking Garage 

Harriet Traurig 

Report and request for approval. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT288PUB1309 with Su-Chen Hung. 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Report and request for approval. 



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Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Squeak Carnwath for an amount of up to $130,000 to 
fabricate, transport and install an artwork entitled, "Fly, Flight Fugit" for 
Concourse G Gateroom Wall at SFIA. 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Report and requests for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve payments of up to $600 for security staff 

services for World Press Photo exhibition on third floor of City Hall in May. 

Motion : Motion to approve letter of commendation to Lou Dematteis, 

Veterans Building exhibitor. 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

IV. Golden Gate Park Pump Station 

Jill Manton/Debra Lehane 

Proposed use of art enrichment funds for repair and conservation of park 

monuments. 

Motion : Motion to use Golden Gate Park Pump Station art enrichment 

funds for repair and conservation of park monuments. 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

V. Haring Sculpture Exhibition 

Jill Manton/Debra Lehane 
Report. 

VI. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Jill Manton/Judy Moran 

Report on proposed program and community meetings. 

VII. Chinatown Park 

Judy Moran 

Report and request for authorization. 

Motion : Motion to authorize modification of Herby Lam, Clayton Shiu, 

Wen Yu Xu, Lampo Leong Joint Venture Artist Team contract for fabrication 
and installation of granite medallion at New Chinatown Park, to be discussed 
and determined at Visual Arts Committee meeting. 



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VIII. Moscone Center 

Jill Manton 

A. Status report on Ron Fischer - 3 rd and Howard 

B. Status report on Diller and Scofidio - Center Expansion 

IX. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Report and request for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve transfer of $ 1 7,000 from Bay Bridge Pump 

Station art enrichment to Sunnydale Pump Station. 

Staff Recommendation : Approve 

X. New Art Enrichment Projects 

Jill Manton 

A. MLK Pool 

B. Union Square Garage 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

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Ralph Guggenheim 

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Richard Newirth, Director 
Jill Manton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Judy Moran 
Susan Pontious 
Esther Reyes 
Harriet Traurig 



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I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent calendar items with the 

exception of item D which was pulled from the agenda by staff due to 
outstanding issues. 
Moved : Stermer/Gatti 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve honoraria payments of up to $5,000 to Harriet Traurig 
for continued curatorial services during Tonia Macneil's return from 
disability leave. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Cheryl Riley for an amount not to exceed $65,000 for administration 
of intern program, fabrication and installation of artwork for 9-1-1 
Emergency Center. 

C. Motion to approve tile samples for Rupert Garcia' s SFIA Gateroom Wall 
artwork. 

D. Motion to approve porcelain enamel sample for Squeak Carnwath's SFIA 
Gateroom Wall artwork. 




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Motion to approve mural design proposed for Duboce Street side of 
Safeway located at Church and Market Streets by Joel Pomerantz, 
Deirdre Weinberg and Mona Caron, sponsored by the SF Bicycle 
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II. North Beach Parking Garage 

Harriet Traurig reported that artist Su-Chen Hung has been working 
development of an artwork for the North Beach Parking Garage since 1990-91. 
The design of the garage has been modified numerous times over the past eight 
years. Ms. Hung had originally proposed an interior light piece which would 
indicate the availability of spaces in each row. However, preliminary 
engineering determined that the proposal would be too difficult and costly to 
implement. The artist created a new proposal comprised of two transparent 
tubes, one encasing a green neon strip and the other red. The heights of the 
strips would vary with the number of vehicles entering and exiting the facility, 
indicating the parking capacity in the garage. The artwork was to be mounted to 
the exterior of the building on a glass facade. The neon strip concept was 
approved by the VAC last winter. 

Since that approval, the final design of the building has been modified 
again and the glass facade will now be concrete stucco, changing the visual 
impact of the artwork. Ms. Traurig presented a drawing of the new building 
design. Exterior sections of the building will be rendered in varying materials 
and colors resulting in a building that may not be amenable for the placement of 
artwork. The artist has also experienced difficulty in determining how the 
artwork will be fabricated. Given the aforementioned factors, plus resistance by 
the community to the artist's. proposal, and her declining interest to design a new 
proposal, staff recommends that the contract be closed and the artist's proposal 
not be implemented. 

Rather than forfeit the art enrichment funds allocated for the garage, staff 
will investigate the possibility of transfer toward development or maintenance of 
artworks in other parking garages or art enrichment opportunities that will not 
impact the construction schedule. John Barber from the Department of Parking 
and Traffic expressed his support for the Art Commission's efforts. 

In response to Commissioner Stermer's inquiry, staff stated that $13,000 
of the total $1 10,000 art enrichment allocation had been expended for design 
work. The commissioners expressed their disappointment that the project was 
not able to go forward and concluded that closing the contract would be the best 
option. Staff requested that a severance fee of $1 ,000 be paid to the artist. The 
committee agreed that this was a standard procedure and appropriate in this 
situation. 

Motion : Motion to close contract #CT288PUB 1309 with Su-Chen Hung 

with an additional payment of $1,000. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

III. Airport 

Susan Pontious requested approval of entrance into contract with Squeak 
Carnwath for fabrication, transportation and installation of her artwork for 
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the original budget of $90,000 that had been approved because of the costs of 
using porcelain enamel material, which the artists were directed toward using. In 
response to Commissioner Gatti's inquiry of whether the Commission would be 
able to obtain the maquette of the proposal, Ms. Pontious replied that the 
maquette was being purchased by Gretchen Berggruen from the artist's gallery. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Squeak Carnwath for an amount of up to $130,000 to 
fabricate, transport and install an artwork entitled, "Fly, Flight Fugit" for 
Concourse G Gateroom Wall at SFIA. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that the Gallery would be hosting the World 
Press Photo Awards in conjunction with the opening of a World Press Photo 
exhibition on the third floor of City Hall in May. Gallery hours will be extended 
from Tuesday through Saturday and Mr. Jenkins requested approval for funds to 
hire security personnel. The person will be hired through the War Memorial 
Building which will bill the Gallery. In response to Commissioner 
Guggenheim's question, Mr. Jenkins stated that the extended hours will be 
publicized and the exhibition will be co-sponsored by local newspapers. 

Motion : Motion to approve payments of up to $600 for security staff 

services for World Press Photo exhibition on third floor of City Hall in May. 
Moved : Guggenheim/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Mr. Jenkins requested approval for a letter of commendation for Lou 
Dematteis who curated the photography show on Vietnam. Mr. Dematteis has 
been invited to participate in a cultural exchange program with Ho Chi Minh 
City and has requested a letter from the Commission to facilitate his efforts. 

Motion : Motion to approve letter of commendation to Lou Dematteis, 

Veterans Building exhibitor. 
Moved : Wilsey/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

Mr. Jenkins distributed an article regarding the upcoming "Harlem of the West: 
The Fillmore Jazz Archives" exhibition. 

IV. Golden Gate Park Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that a new pump station was being constructed at the 
west end of Golden Gate Park next to a parking lot. The Art Commission is 
entitled to $43,500 in art enrichment funds for the project. It will not be an area 
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artwork into the park and because the funds come from park bonds which may 
not be used anywhere except in the park, Ms. Manton proposed that the funds be 
transferred to the Civic Collection for the repair and conservation of park 
monuments. 

Motion : Motion to use Golden Gate Park Pump Station art enrichment 

funds for repair and conservation of park monuments. 
Moved : Guggenheim/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

V. Haring Sculpture Exhibition 

Ms. Manton reported that she and Ms. Lehane have been working on the 
possibility of bringing a Keith Haring sculpture exhibition to San Francisco. The 
exhibition will be installed from May through August and then travel to West 
Hollywood for the remainder of the year. Costs will be shared with the City of 
West Hollywood. Private funding will be used to underwrite a portion of San 
Francisco's share of the costs. The exhibition will be concurrent with the Haring 
exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and MOMA staff will 
coordinate their publicity efforts with the Commission. The Haring Foundation 
has agreed to waive all fees for the loan of the sculptures. All associated costs 
for shipping, handling, pedestals, installation, and insurance have been 
investigated and a survey of possible sites has been conducted. Preliminary 
approvals from city agencies and other agencies that have jurisdiction over the 
proposed sites have been or are in the process of being obtained. Possible sites 
include several locations along the waterfront, Third and Howard Streets, and 
East Park at Pier 39. 

Discussion ensued relative to insurance, accessibility, security and 
advertising issues. The committee also discussed the impact of the placement of 
the sculptures in one central area versus placement in various areas around the 
City. Commissioner Gatti requested that multiple sites throughout the city be 
investigated for the placement of individual sculptures. He stated that he would 
like to encourage tourists and residents to travel around the City to seek out the 
other sculptures. Commissioner Gatti requested that staff investigate the 
possibility of producing catalogs and banners. Staff will investigate the 
possibility of assistance from DPW in the procurement of permits. Staff will 
also seek to procure a pro-bono contribution from an advertising firm for design 
and production of a kiosk poster highlighting upcoming Art Commission events, 
including the Haring exhibition. 

The commissioners commented on the popularity of the artist and his 
work and expressed their enthusiasm for the project. Commissioner Gatti stated 
that he hoped that the exhibition would foster public excitement and awareness 
about art. Commissioner Gatti thanked Ms. Manton and Ms. Lehane for their 
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VI. Third Street Light Rail Project 

Judy Moran reported that an artist meeting to provide support and 
education for applicants will be held on Thursday, February 26 th from 3 to 5 p.m. 
at the Bayview Opera House. There has been extensive outreach to artists 
locally, within the Bay view-Hunters Point community, and across the country 
for this project. MUNI has just distributed an RFQ for the selection of a lead 
urban design team with two or three other design teams by April. Ms. Moran 
anticipates that artist teams will be on board by May and that they will be 
working closely with the urban design teams. 

Ms. Manton added that there will be a budget of $1.84 million for art 
enrichment which will have to cover the costs of artwork for 22 stations, as well 
as Art Commission administrative costs. She hopes to negotiate an arrangement 
with MUNI for artist teams to develop both system-wide and station-specific 
designs for functional elements under the auspices of contracts that MUNI will 
manage, similar to the one that enabled the development of canopy and 
windscreens concepts for the Embarcadero platforms, in order for the 
architectural budget to augment the art budget. 

VII. Chinatown Park 

Ms. Moran updated the committee on the status of the artwork 
that was commissioned from the Lampo Leong, Herby Lam, Clayton Shiu and 
Wen Yu Xu Joint Venture Artist Team for Chinatown Park Originally, the 
calligraphic symbols in the center of the medallion were going to painted onto 
the granite surface. It was found that the paint would dissolve with the 
application of the required sealer and would be difficult to maintain, as 
repainting would be necessary. The lead artist on the project, Lampo Leong, 
received a donation from the Bank of Canton which has enabled the seal to be 
cut into separate granite elements through a water-jet process which will result in 
a more durable and easily maintained product. 

The artist team's subcontractor, Sticks-N-Stones, has been unsuccessful 
in its attempts to procure a performance bond, which is necessary in the 
installation of all integrated art projects over $20,000. Staff met with city 
attorneys and the city risk manager to discuss the issue. The resulting 
recommendation was to assign Sticks-N-Stones installation contract directly with 
the park's general contractor. Sticks-N-Stones would be listed in DPW's bid 
document under Assigned Contracts, for the amount of $18,000, which Sticks-N- 
Stones has budgeted for installation. The general contractor would then carry 
the bond for the installation work. As installation is the only portion of the 
contract requiring a performance bond, a new contract for only fabrication in the 
revised amount of $40,43 1 could be drawn up between the City and the artist 
team. 

The commissioners commented that the artwork was very unique and 
beautiful. 

Motion : Motion to rescind the original contract for fabrication and 

installation of the granite medallion at New Chinatown Park between the City 



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and County of San Francisco and the Lampo Leong, Herby Lam, Clayton Shiu 

and Wen Yu Shu Joint Venture Artist Team with a total project budget of 

$55,831. 

Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to authorize a new contract for supplies, transportation, 

insurance and fabrication between the City and County of San Francisco and the 
Lampo Leong, Herby Lam, Clayton Shiu, and Wen Yu Shu Joint Venture Team 
for a total project budget of $40,431, and to transfer $18,000 to DPW to pay for 
installation by Sticks-N-Stones, granite fabricators, as an assigned contract to the 
General Contractor for New Chinatown Park. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

VIII. Moscone Center 

Ms. Manton presented Diller and Scofidio's new proposal for 4 Street 
facade of the new Moscone building which will be constructed on the corner of 
4 th and Howard. The artists propose a "video cornice" composed of 20 live video 
cameras perched along the periphery of the building that will alternately 
document the cityscape, the skies, the view on the street and sidewalk below on a 
series of video projection screens on the building roof. They would also like to 
work with the escalators to incorporate video imagery and text interventions as a 
link to the exterior projection screens. In keeping with their exploration of the 
paradoxical nature of a public building for private use, they will include shots 
documenting the pre-function area within convention center. Rough renderings 
of their proposal were presented. 

Ms. Manton stated that she was excited about their new proposal and has 
presented it to Moscone staff who have pledged their support. Exploration of 
zoning, maintenance and engineering requirements will be made. The 
commissioners were very excited about the innovative concepts presented. In 
response to Commissioner Guggenheim's concerns that the projection screens 
were not well-integrated into the building, staff replied that the proposal was still 
being developed and that the end product will be more fully integrated as a ridge 
or arch formation. Commissioners asked if it would be possible to wrap monitors 
around the Howard Street side or if there was a way to bring the project down to 
be more interactive with pedestrians, as the first series of proposals had been. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he wanted to ensure that the artists had a 
good working relationship with the architects and that the artists were 
encouraged to develop their concepts. He asked staff to convene another joint 
committee meeting with the architects and artists present to further discuss the 
development of design. Phase II of the design will be presented to Civic Design 
in April and the artists have been asked to come out to make a more complete 
presentation of the proposal prior to that meeting. 



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Ms. Manton has spoken to Ron Fischer relative to alternative sites for his 
sculpture proposal. Mr. Fischer stated that he feels very strongly about the Third 
and Howard site and would like to work on the raised, grassy area that is set 
back from the corner. A drawing of a new proposal will be completed within a 
month or so. In conversation, he described a vaulted/arched sculpture composed 
of an open steel lattice with planting inside. The light and clock elements from 
his previous proposal will be retained but slightly modified in the new proposal. 
The sculpture has been moved back to the grassy area so it will not obstruct the 
pedestrian pathway. 

IX. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Ms. Manton reported that the PUC has requested that the $17,000 
generated for art enrichment for the renovation of the Bay Bridge Pump Station 
be used off-site to allow construction to proceed without delay. The funds would 
not be sufficient to allow for the creation of substantive artwork in that 
environment. Commissioner Gatti added that the facility had an attractive 
mariner style that would not suffer from the lack of artwork. Ms. Manton 
requested approval to transfer the funds generated by the Bay Bridge Pump 
Station to the Sunnydale Pump Station art enrichment project entitled 
"Endangered Garden" by Patricia Johanson for design, fabrication and 
installation of interpretive signage. The application of future art enrichment 
funds from Clean Water and/or PUC projects to the completion of the Sunnydale 
project was approved previously. The signage will describe the intent of the 
artist's project to restore the indigenous ecology of the site and the 
correspondence of specific design elements of the art to wildlife and natural 
forms at the site. 

Motion : Motion to approve transfer of $17,000 from Bay Bridge Pump 

Station art enrichment to Sunnydale Pump Station. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

X. New Art Enrichment Projects 

Ms. Manton reported that two new projects, the Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Pool and the Union Square Garage were being developed. Reports will be 
presented to the committee at next month's meeting when more details have 
become available. The art enrichment funds for the garage project are not 
mandated as parking authority is a state agency and construction funds will be 
provided by private entities. However, the agency has voluntarily agreed to 
participate in the spirit of the art enrichment ordinance. 

Staff will be meeting with the Zoo on Friday to discuss art enrichment 
opportunities. Ms. Manton requested recommendations or suggestions from the 
committee for artists who have worked with animal imagery that may be 
appropriate for the project. 



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XI. New Business 

Director Rich Newirth apprised the committee that the resolution 
relative to the creation of a "Made in San Francisco" label passed the Board of 
Supervisors. The Art Commission had been requested to oversee the design 
competition. Staff has investigated the costs and estimated them to be between 
$10,000 to $15,000 for advertising, printing, postage and administration costs. 
Commissioner Stermer suggested that the competition be restricted to art and 
design students to lower costs and to tap into an underutilized pool of potential 
talent. 

XII. Old Business 

Ms. Manton presented slides of the Jury Assembly Room, designed by 
artist Lewis deSoto for the newly finished Civic Center Courthouse. She 
explained the artist's conceptual approach to the design of the Jury Assembly 
Room and reported that the clients were extremely pleased with the results. Ms. 
Manton also described and highlighted features of the lobby and fourth floor 
family court art projects by artists Albert Paley and Ann Preston, respectively. 

XIII. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 



MWi 






Esther Reyes/ Richard Newirth 

Public Art Program Asst. Director, Cultural Affairs 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



^ AGENDA 
^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday^arch 18, 1998 

3: Off p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DO^! IMENTS D- n T 

MAR 1 9 i9 98 

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PuBLSC library 



Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony 



Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

jj It) C Community Arts 

& Education Notice 
Cultural Equity Grants 

pops symphony concerts cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary 

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before the item on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. 
The Presiding Officer will call for public testimony on agenda items either at the 

Street Artists Licenses , , ° . *~ J ° 

suite 70 beginning of the meeting or prior to the vote on particular items. 

415.252.2581 



Krt Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to accept Ann Chamberlain's artwork for the San Francisco 

General Hospital Parking Garage, "History Windows", 1 996, into Civic 
Art Collection. 



B. Motion to approve "Dark Passage" poster series by Chris Komater for 
the Market Street Art in Transit program. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a new 
contract for fabrication ($40, 431) and installation ($18,000) of a granite 
medallion in new Chinatown Park with the Lampo Leong. Herby Lam, 
Clayton Shiu, and Wen Yu Shu Joint Venture Team for a total project 
budget of $58,431. 

D. Motion to approve up to $5,000 to build design mock-up of Vito 
Acconci artwork light boxes. 

II. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Harriet Traurig 

Presentation and request for approval of final designs by Cheryl Riley and 
Clifford Rainey. 




Motion: 



Emergency Center. 



Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley for 9-1-1 



Motion to approve final artwork design by Clifford Rainey for 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



Motion : 

9-1-1 Emergency Center. 

Haring Sculpture Exhibition 

Debra Lehane and Jill Manton 

Report and review of proposed sites. 



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Motion : Motion to approve following proposed sites for temporary 

installation of Keith Haring sculptures including Howard at 3 , Yerba Buena 
Gardens, Union Square, War Memorial Complex, Market Street at Sanchez, and 
Embarcadero at Pier 39. 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Request for approval of the Selection Panel's recommendation of a 
proposal for an artwork for Gateroom #2 in Concourse G designed by 
either Dewey Crumpler, Carmen Lomas Garza, Barry McGee, or Inez 
Storer, pending approval by the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

Motion : Motion to approve Selection Panel's recommendation of a 

proposal for an artwork for Gateroom #2 in Concourse G designed by either 
Dewey Crumpler, Carmen Lomas Garza, Barry McGee, or Inez Storer, pending 
approval by the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

B. Request for approval of construction mock-up of Rigo '98's mosaic 
mural. 

Motion : Motion to approve construction mock-up of Rigo '98's mosaic 

mural for Gateroom Wall, SFIA. 

C. Request for approval of revised bid by Birdair for installation of James 
Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised bid by Birdair for installation of James 

Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors. 

D. Request for approval of purchase of "Love Letters", pastel on paper, 24" 
x 36", by Enrique Chagoya, for $2,500. 

Motion : Motion to approve purchase of "Love Letters", pastel on paper, 

24" x 36", by Enrique Chagoya, for $2,500 

E. Request for approval of purchase of "Bird-Technology", pastel on paper, 
32" x 40" by Rupert Garcia for $5,500. 

Motion: Motion to approve "Bird-Technology", pastel on paper, 32" x 

40" by Rupert Garcia for $5,500. 

F. Discussion of options for display case by Ik-Joong Kang. 

V. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 



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Report on new project and discussion of possible directions for development of 
art enrichment. 

VI. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Gallery Report and request for approval of exhibitions. 

Motion : Motion to approve exhibitions "Girls Night Out" by Chloe 

Atkins; "Burning Man" group show and City Site installation. 

VII. Bernal Heights Mission Street Bus Bulb Project 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of four finalists recommended by the artist selection panel. 

Motion : Motion to approve selection panel recommendations for four 

finalists - Michael Brown, Brian Goggin, Wang Po Shu, and the team of Cheri 
Raciti and Marie Teresa Rode - for the MUNI Bernal Heights Mission Street 
Bus Bulb Project and authorization to pay each finalist a $500 honorarium to 
develop a proposal. 

VIII. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Jill Manton 

Report on Diller and Scofidio proposal. 

IX. Civic Center Plaza 

Jill Manton 

Report on Lewis deSoto's concepts. 

X. New Business 

XI. Old Business 

XII. Adjournment 



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CHRIS KOMATER 

4303 Twentieth Street • San Francisco, CA 941 14 

»/fax [41 5]64 1-4967 

e-mail chrisko@sirius.com 



DARK PASSAGE 

(revised proposal 1/98) 

The 24-poster series consists of 6 images, 4 copies each. The images are all black and white, and 
consist of closeups of gay couples, photographed and staged to look like characters in old film 
stills. The "stills'" will be set in San Francisco, featuring famous landmarks (Golden Gate Bridge, 
Ferry Building, etc.), representing the significance of the city as a backdrop for the gay liberation 
movement. One photo, for example, is based on a still from "Vertigo" of James Stewart carrying a 
wet Kim Novak following her "fall" into the bay below the Golden Gate bridge. My still inverts 
both the heterosexual heroism of Stewart and the Caucasian femininity of Novak by replacing them 
with 2 black women. A narrative reading of my still would suggest that lesbians can be heroes (or 
more subversively, that someone can be saved through homosexuality), and at the same time the 
still addresses the near absence of black women (and total absence of black lesbians) as models of 
feminine beauty (1950 style). 

Homosexuals were not overtly represented in film for most of this century. When gay characters 
were depicted, they were reduced to stereotypes of weak, suicidal, or dangerous men and/women. 
My project, Dark Passage , will set the record straight. I'm subverting the strategy of the 
filmmakers of the time by focusing on gestures of affection, love, and heroism among gays. The 
purpose of this project is to turn stereotypes around, to define the gay community from within, and 
to represent the vibrant and diverse gay community in a medium that is both accessible and 
familial - . The "dark passage" is the journey of gay representation from negative stereotype to 
positive role model. Market Street will become a long theater for a very short film. 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Keith Haring Exhibition 

Checklist: 



Proposed Location 



Object Description 



Howard at 3 rd 



Yerba Buena Gardens 



Yerba Buean Gardens 



Union Square 



Union Square 



War Memorial Complex/Van Ness 
Corner of McAllister at Van Ness 



War Memorial Complex/Van Ness 
Centered between two buildinss 



War Memorial Complex/Van Ness 
Corner of Grove at Van Ness 



Market Street Median at Sanchez 



Embarcadero at Pier 39 



Red Dog, 1985 

Painted steel 

162 x 127 x 12 " (13' 6" x 10'-6" x 1 ') 

Yellow Arching Figure, 1985 

Painted steel 

78 x 208 x 121 " (6'4" x 17'4" x 10" 1") 

Blue Curling Figure, 1985 

Painted steel 

80 x 84 x 135 " (6' 6" x 6' 10" x 11*2") 

Untitled (Figure Balancing on Dog), 1986 

Painted steel 

144 x 108 x 97 " (12* x9x8') 

Self Portrait, 1989 

Painted steel 

144x91xll7"(12 , x7'6"x9"8"j 

Julia, 1987 

Painted aluminum 

97x77x57"(8'r , x6"5' , x4'3'-) 

Untitled (Three Dancing Figures), 1989 

Painted aluminum 

120 x 144 x 216 " (10' x 12" x 17*6") 

Untitled (Figure on a Baby), 1987 
Painted aluminum 
96x68x49" (8' x5'8" x4T') 

Untitled (Ringed Figure), 1987 
Painted aluminum 
97x75x48" (8T'x6'3"x4**) 

Untitled (S-Man), 1987 

Painted steel 

146x84x89" {ITTxTxTA") 



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PROGRAMS 



Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



SAN FRANCISCO /RT COMMISSION 



i MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, JVlarch 18, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

APR 6 1998 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioners Present: 

Ralph Guggenheim, Chair 
Stanlee Gatti 
Dugald Stermer 



Staff Present: 

Richard Nevvirth, Director 

Jill Manton 

Rupert Jenkins 

Debra Lehane 

Judy Moran 

Susan Pontious 

Harriet Traurig 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

In response to Commissioner Stermer's question relative to item B, staff 
informed the committee that the artist had been selected based upon his 
conceptual proposal and slides of his past work had been shown to the 
commission for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent calendar items. 

Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to accept Ann Chamberlain's artwork for the San Francisco 

General Hospital Parking Garage, "History Windows", 1996, into Civic 
Art Collection. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



B. Motion to approve "Dark Passage" poster series by Chris Komater for 
the Market Street Art in Transit program. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a new 
contract for fabrication ($40, 431) and installation ($18,000) of a granite 
medallion in new Chinatown Park with the Lampo Leong, Herby Lam, 
Clayton Shiu, and Wen Yu Shu Joint Venture Team for a total project 
budget of $58,431. 

D. Motion to approve up to $5,000 to build design mock-up of Vito 
Acconci artwork light boxes. 

9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Harriet Traurig presented the final designs for Clifford Rainey's interior 
lunch table piece and Cheryl Riley's exterior building surfaces piece. 

Mr. Rainey's 4x8' piece is to be fabricated in black granite which will 
sit on a tile floor. The same floor tile will be used to construct the piece's 



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pedestal base. Elements of the table will incorporate an electric pump to 
circulate water over a cast-glass human figure form within a pitcher. The water 
will flow into a carved groove down the table's center. There will be enough 
room so that the table can be used and it is the artist's intent that the piece be a 
functional work. The artist has modified his proposal in order to use a pump 
system that circulates a minimal amount of water. Questions were raised about 
water level, noise of the pump, and possible abuse of the artwork. 

The design was approved by the commission at the end of last year and 
extended so that the artist could incorporate black granite in the cost of the 
piece. The design of the cast glass figure is based on a previous piece created by 
the artist. 

Motion : Motion to approve final artwork design by Clifford Rainey for 

9-1-1 Emergency Center. 
Moved: Gatti/Stermer 

Vote: Unanimous 

Ms. Traurig described Ms. Riley's project and its placement on the south 
wall of the building. It will consist of nine 9x9' mosaic panels. The concrete 
backer panels will be fabricated offsite and delivered to a worksite in the 
Western Addition. Ms. Riley will manage intern-apprentices in the application 
of her design. Five panels will incorporate an architectural element that is 
representative of the architecture of the neighborhood. Within each of those 
panels will be a 4 x 4" space where a resin inset will be placed that will contain 
items from last year's neighborhood workshops for children. 

The other four panels that will be called the Angels of Mercy will consist 
of inlaid materials such as stones, glass, rocks and marble. All nine panels will 
be faced with ceramic tile. 

The dates of internships are July- August. There are several parties 
involved including the 91 1 Center, the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and 
neighborhood and community members. 

Motion : Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley for 9-1-1 

Emergency Center. 
Moved: Gatti/Stermer 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. Haring Sculpture Exhibition 

Jill Manton reported that she and Debra Lehane have been in the process 
of identifying and securing permissions for sites proposed for the installation of 
ten Keith Haring sculptures, as part of a four month outdoor exhibition. The 
exhibition will occur concurrent with a Haring retrospective at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art and then travel to West Hollywood from September 
through the end of the year. A tour of potential sites was recently conducted by 
staff with Commissioner Gatti and representatives from the Haring Foundation. 
Sites along with specific pieces were presented to the committee. 

Sculpture sites on the Van Ness corridor between City Hall and the 
Opera House, a median at Sanchez on Upper Market, Union Square, Moscone 

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Sculpture sites on the Van Ness corridor between City Hall and the 
Opera House, a median at Sanchez on Upper Market, Union Square, Moscone 
Center and Pier 39 have been approved by the city agencies with jurisdiction 
over the sites. Discussion ensued concerning the placement one of the 
sculptures at Grace Cathedral versus at Yerba Buena Gardens. Staff will meet 
with Commissioner Gatti to visit the Grace Cathedral site to reassess possible 
sculpture placement. 

Ms. Lehane stated that she will consult with the firm responsible for the 
handling, shipping and installation of the pieces to determine which sites will 
need pedestals. Trucking from New York will take approximately ten days and 
the installation is planned for the first week of May. 

Motion : Motion to approve following proposed sites for temporary 

installation of Keith Haring sculptures including Howard at 3 rd , Union Square, 
War Memorial Complex, Market Street at Sanchez, and Embarcadero at Pier 39, 
and one other site to be discussed. 
Moved : Guggenheim/Gatti 

Vote : Unanimous 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious reported that three finalist proposals for Gateroom #2 of 
Concourse G had been reviewed by the selection panel earlier today and that 
Carmen Lomas Garza had been selected. Ms. Lomas Garza's image will consist 
of an image of two dancers created out of cut copper on a deep blue background 
panel of powdercoated steel. The copper will be hand-sanded to decrease the 
sheen and coated so it will not oxidize. 

Commissioner Guggenheim, who served as the Visual Arts Committee 
liaison to the selection panel, commented that the panel felt that neither one of 
the other proposals represented the artists' best works and that Ms. Lomas 
Garza's proposal was clearly conceptually unique and different. The copper 
piece will be a nice contrast to other pieces rendered in ceramic steel. 

Motion : Motion to approve Selection Panel's recommendation of a 

proposal for an artwork for Gateroom #2 in Concourse G designed by Carmen 
Lomas Garza, pending approval by the Airport Art Steering Committee. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Pontious presented a 3 x 3' full-scale construction mock-up of Rigo 
'98's mosaic mural which he is proposing for another gateroom wall. The artist, 
himself, will be on the scaffolding for three months with the tilelayers, in order 
to hand-draw each piece while the tilelayers will set them. Commissioner 
Stermer commented on the need for the line quality and complimented the piece. 

Motion : Motion to approve construction mock-up of Rigo '98's mosaic 

mural for Gateroom Wall, SFIA. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

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Ms. Pontious stated that the installation of James Carpenter's sculptural 
light reflectors was one of the most complex installations to date. The initial 
design required that the piece be installed in trusses on the mezzanine level prior 
to being raised. The contractors have stated that the piece can be installed in 
April, 1998. However due to construction problems at the site, as well as the 
design features of the trusses, the projected cost for installation have been 
increased by an additional $25,000. The original projected cost was $87,000. 
Ms. Pontious indicated that her budget has a contingency to cover this amount. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised bid by Birdair for installation of James 

Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Pontious requested that the Art Commission purchase "Love 
Letters", pastel on paper, 24" x 36", by Enrique Chagoya, for $2,500 and "Bird- 
Technology", pastel on paper, 32" x 40" by Rupert Garcia for $5,500 in order to 
add them to the City's Collection. Both drawings represent proposals of 
gateroom wall pieces commissioned for the Airport. 

Motion : Motion to approve purchase of "Love Letters", pastel on paper, 

24" x 36", by Enrique Chagoya, for $2,500. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Motion: Motion to approve "Bird-Technology", pastel on paper, 32" x 

40" by Rupert Garcia for $5,500. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Pontious brought to the Commission's attention to the potential 
costs involved with protecting Ik-Joong Kang's piece to be installed in the 
Departure Lobby at the airport. The piece will consist of 5,600 three inch cubes 
with small canvases, tiles, and woodcuts covering a space of 10' x 60' long. 
Any case that is considered or built will be defined as a construction project due 
to the piece's relationship to the building. 

Ms. Pontious has researched and obtained a fabrication cost estimate of 
$150,000, exclusive of mechanical, lighting and kick-rail expenses. The 
expense is related to the ceiling level in relation to the piece, how the casing has 
to be built out from the wall, ventilation and a kick rail. Ms. Pontious stated that 
she has conferred with the artist who is doing everything to make the artwork 
easy to clean and maintain. Ms. Pontious will continue to research and explore 
other options and get finalized estimates. The consensus from the 
Commissioners was to continue this research into the display case and its cost. 



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V. Zoo 

Ms. Pontious stated that she and Ms. Manton recently met with zoo 
representatives to discuss possible directions for the development of artwork. As 
With the passage of the bond measure, the Zoo will undergo major renovation, 
resulting in a projected artwork budget of $800,000 to $960,000. 

Ms. Pontious presented a map of the proposed zoo renovation to the 
committee. Some of the proposed changes will be: moving the entry way from 
Sloat Boulevard to the Great Highway, an enhanced "spine" or pathway that will 
make it easier for people to find areas of interest, renovation of animal habitats, 
a gift shop near the entry way, and the construction of a public or education 
center for public programs. 

Ms. Pontious and Ms. Manton will meet with Master Zoo designers who 
will come up with the schematics and a program. These designers in turn will 
hire local architects to come up with the drawings. Ms. Pontious indicated that 
there is an interest in getting artists on board as soon as possible to be involved 
with the architects. She expressed the need to identify sites or approaches 
quickly in order to begin soliciting artists to apply for the project. Possible 
locations for artwork being considered are the entry way into the zoo, the central 
spine, entry ways into each habitat area, as well as the education center. 

Ms. Manton stated that the Zoo management and the firm hired were 
genuinely excited to have artists involved in the project. 

VI. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins invited committee members to attend an upcoming 
gallery reception on March 13, 1998 from 6 to 8 p.m. and stated that he expected 
good press coverage for the event. Mr. Jenkins also announced that the 
"Borders" show was being reviewed by Greil Marcus of the New York Times 
over the coming weekend. 

Regarding the motion indicated on the agenda, Mr. Jenkins requested 
that the first portion be deleted until a future meeting. Mr. Jenkins presented a 
proposed exhibition by the group, Burning Man, scheduled for July and or 
August. Burning Man incorporates elements such as multimedia, video, photos, 
and sculptures in their exhibitions. Sculptures pieces could be built within the 
Gallery space. 

In addition, the City Site space is also free during this period of time. 
Mr. Jenkins proposed that the space be used to possibly build a man, not 
necessarily one that burns, but one made of neon light. The Man could be built 
for the opening with perhaps a procession or street party happening as well. 
Mr. Jenkins presented a book titled "Burning Man" for the Commissioners to 
review of their works. Mr. Jenkins felt that this was a very exciting project for 
the Gallery. He also requested in addition to the motion that an additional 
$1,500 be allocated and approved for the City Site installation. 

Motion : Motion to approve "Burning Man" group show exhibition and 

City Site installation and to allocate up to $1,500 for exhibition expenses. 
Moved : Gatti/Stemer 

Vote: Unanimous 



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VI. Bernal Heights Mission Street Bus Bulb Project 

Judy Moran informed the commissioners that the artist selection 
committee had met the previous week and selected four finalists for the project: 
Michael Brown, Brian Goggin, the artist team of Cheri Raciti and Maria Teresa 
Rode, and Wang Po Shu. At a follow-up artist selection panel meeting in May, 
where finalists will present specific proposals, one artist will be recommended to 
design nine bus bulbs along Mission Street. 

The finalists were selected based upon their backgrounds, experience 
with permanent materials and imaginative concepts. Ms. Moran presented slides 
of the finalists' past work to the committee. 

Motion : Motion to approve selection panel recommendations for four 

finalists - Michael Brown, Brian Goggin, Wang Po Shu, and the team of Cheri 
Raciti and Marie Teresa Rode - for the MUNI Bernal Heights Mission Street 
Bus Bulb Project and authorization to pay each finalist a $500 honorarium to 
develop a proposal. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

VII. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Ms. Manton reported that she has discussed some of the technical issues 
relative to Diller and Scofidio's proposal with Commissioner Guggenheim. She 
stated that the Moscone Center has concerns with the ability to maintain the 
piece as well as the availability of equipment and technical obsolescence. She 
has brought these questions and issues to the attention of the artists. The 
Moscone architects also had questions surrounding the weight and structure of 
the piece as well as its ability to interface with the building's window washing 
equipment. Diller and Scofidio will compile information addressing these issues 
and plan to meet with Moscone by the end of March. 

Ms. Manton requested the committee consider the idea of a presentation 
or workshop by Diller and Scofidio in late April. Ms. Manton made a reference 
to comments made by the commissioners from the previous month's meeting on 
the visibility issues of the piece. She hoped to be able to report at the April 
Commission meeting on Diller and Scofidio's responses. 

Ms. Manton addressed Moscone' s concerns regarding the maintenance 
cost of the proposed piece. A figure of $50,000 as a potential maintenance fee 
was suggested based upon a potential cost of a video/technical installation of 
$500,000. Commissioner Gatti asked about the estimate figure and 
Commissioner Guggenheim indicated that maintenance costs are approximately 
10% of the proposed costs. 

Discussion continued concerning a Diller and Scofidio installation at the 
San Jose MetroTech and the issues that occurred with that piece's operation, i.e., 
technical difficulties and the reliance of technical support outside of the area. 
Other ideas were suggested by staff addressing the issue of costs and 
maintenance for the Moscone installation. Ms. Manton emphasized that the 
project was still very new and that more research would be conducted to explore 
these issues. Commissioner Guggenheim indicated that the research was 
worthwhile as these types of projects would continue in the future. 

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IX. Civic Center Plaza 

Ms. Manton reported that she and Nancy Gonchar met with Lewis 
deSoto recently to hear his preliminary ideas and concepts for Civic Center 
Plaza. One of Mr. deSoto's concepts is to invite everyone in the city to come 
and inscribe their signature on a template. The templates would be etched into 
brick surfaces that would be laid throughout the Plaza. Other ideas were to 
involve the city's neighborhoods in the creation of neighborhood banners/flags 
for display in the plaza, the design of a Beaux Art children's playground with an 
architectural follies concept through the replication of City Hall and other city 
buildings in miniature. Mr. deSoto also proposed the redesign of the fountains, 
the creation of garden spaces to be planted by neighborhoods in conjunction 
with the Recreation and Park Department and monuments to the lesser known 
flora and fauna of the area. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the only idea he was enthusiastic about 
was Mr. deSoto's garden concept. Ms. Manton indicated that the ideas were in 
a preliminary stage and would be further developed. 

X. New Business 

Ms. Manton stated that staff will present a request at the Full 
Commission meeting for an extension of Ron Fisher's contract for artwork 
design for the Moscone Center at Third and Howard Streets which expires 
March 31, 1998. 

XI. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 
by Commissioner Guggenheim. 

Submitted, 





Michelle Dillon Richard Newirth 

Public Art Program Intern Director, Cultural Affairs 






Esther Reyes 

Public Art Program Assistant 



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Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony 
cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary 
before the item on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. 
The Presiding Officer will call for public testimony on agenda items either at the 
beginning of the meeting or prior to the vote on particular items. 

I. CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Motion to authorize payment of up to $6,500 to Mark Fox of BlackDog for 
graphic design services and printing expenses for Decaux kiosk posters and 
postcard announcements for Keith Haring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

B. Motion to authorize payment of an honorarium of up to $600 to Donna 
Graves for curatorial consulting services for assistance with the Third Street 
Light Rail Public Art Project artist team selection panel meeting 
presentation. 

C. Motion to authorize extension of Ron Fischer's design contract 
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D. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Driscoll/Horton Public Relations and Advertising for an amount not to 
exceed $6,500 for marketing services relative to Keith Haring Outdoor 
Sculpture Exhibition. 

E. Motion to authorize payment of up to $ 1 ,500 to Amelohs for fabrication and 
installation of signage for Keith Haring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 
pedestals and installation of signage for Civic Center Courthouse art 
projects. 

F. Motion to authorize increase in Atthowe Fine Arts contract for an amount 
not to exceed $25,000 for shipping, installation and fabrication services 
related to Keith Haring Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 

G. Motion to authorize payment of up to $2,000 to Doublet for fabrication of 
banners for placement at Civic Center for Keith Haring Outdoor Sculpture 
Exhibition. 

H. Motion to authorize payment to FiberCreations of up to $16,500 for 

replacement of custom-made fiber optic lamps for Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon Sculpture. 



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I. Motion to approve six designs for the Souvenir/To Remember kiosk poster 
series by Andre Kreft as part of the Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

J. Motion to authorize the extension of Mary Fuller's contract for design, 

fabrication, transportation and consultation during installation at Portsmouth 
Square Tot Lot #CT287101 1 until December, 1999. 

II. Vallejo Parking Garage 

Harriet Traurig 

Report and requests for approval of site for artwork and selection panelist 

candidates. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised artwork site for the Vallejo Parking 

Garage. 

Motion : Motion to approve Reagan Louie, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 

Scott Davis, Marnie Gillette, two community members and other neighborhood 
artists as potential selection panelists for the Vallejo Parking Garage Public Art 
Project. 

III. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool/Bayview Park Project 

Harriet Traurig 

Report and requests for approval of art program and selection panel candidates. 

Motion : Motion to approve public art program proposed for Martin Luther 

King, Jr. Pool/Bayview Park Project. 

Motion : Motion to approve Karen Thompson, JoeSam, Frederick Hayes, 

Dewey Crumpler, Patricia Raverra, Mel Simmons, Mark Johnson, Judy 
Wiffenbach, Caryl Henry, Darryl Smith and two community members as 
potential selection panelists for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool/Bayview Park 
Public Art Project. 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Lotta's Fountain: report and request for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve conservation project for Lotta's Fountain. 

B. Presentation of a painting by Reverend Alan Laird proposed as gift to 
Civic Art Collection. 

V. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

Discussion on skateboarding retrofit. 



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VI. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton 

A. Diller and Scofidio Project 

B. Ron Fischer Project 

VII. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

A. Report, requests for approval of art program and selection panel 
candidates. 

Motion : Motion to approve art program proposed for renovation of San 

Francisco Zoo. 

Motion : Motion to approve selection panelist pool comprised of Lewis 

deSoto, Larry Sultan, Sheila Ghidini, Lorraine Garcia-Nakata, Dewey Crumpler, 
Phil Linares, Arnold Kemp, Timothy Burgard, Rupert Garcia, Donna Graves, 
Ann Preston, Teresita Romo and other candidates to be determined. 

B. Request for appointment of Visual Arts Committee liaison to Zoo 
selection panel. 

VIII. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
Requests for approval. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Carmen Lomas Garza for an amount up to $90,000 to 
fabricate, transport and install a work of art in Boarding Area G, SFO. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

an agreement with Rigo '98 for an amount up to $100,000 to fabricate, transport 
and install a work of art in Boarding Area G, SFO. 

IX. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of seven semifinalist artist teams as recommended by the artist 

screening panel. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the seven semifinalist artist teams (Seyed 

Alavi/Dorrice Pyle; Bill Buchen/Mary Buchen/Ken Smith; Mags Harries/Lajos 
Heder; Jenny Holzer/Tom Otterness; Sonya Ishii/Jim Hirschfield; Anita 
Margrill/Nobuho Nagasawa/Vicki Scuri; Horace Washington/JoeSam/Frederick 
Hayes) recommended by the artist selection panel for the Third Street Light Rail 
Project, and to authorize payment of each member of each team $125 
honorarium for an interview on June 3, plus a reimbursable travel, hotel and per 



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diem allowance for two days for artist team members traveling from outside the 
Bay Area. 

Motion : Motion to preauthorize the selection of three final artist teams for 

the Third Street Light Rail Project as determined by the artist screening panel on 
Wednesday, June 3, 1998, and to authorize the Art Commission to enter into 
preliminary design contracts with each of the three artist teams for a design fee 
not to exceed $25,000 for each team, plus reimbursable expenses, to be 
negotiated, not to exceed $28,000 for all three teams. 

X. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Presentations and requests for approvals. 

Motion : Motion to approve exhibitions by Chloe Atkins, Laurie Long, 

Jeff Richards and Tim Harvey. 

Motion : Motion to approve City Site juror pool: Manuel Lucero, Anders 

Barth, Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazar. 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Adjournment 






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cards, which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary 
before the item on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. 
The Presiding Officer will call for public testimony on agenda items either at the 
beginning of the meeting or prior to the vote on particular items. 

I. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Presentation of design of proposed gift to New Main Library of a mural by 

Enrique Chagoya being offered by the Mexican Consul General. 

Staff Recommendation: Approve artist design. 

II. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design proposed by Pepo Pichler for building at 
20 th and Florida Streets sponsored by the Mural Resource Center, 
SOMAR, funded by the Neighborhood Beautification Fund and in 
collaboration with the Las Americas Children's Center. 



B. Motion to authorize up to $3,700 in selection process expenditures for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program Cycle 6 kiosk poster series for 
January through December, 1999. 

C. Motion to approve the loan of five jewelry pieces by Peter Macchiarini 
to an exhibition at the Museo Italoamericano from May 20 - June 14, 
1998. 

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Susan Pontious 




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Motion: 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 



contract with Ricardo Gouveia (a.k.a. Rigo '98) for up to $122,563 to fabricate, 
transport and install a work of art in Concourse G of the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Discussion of changes and design issues relative to Vito Acconci's artwork. 



Motion: 



Motion to approve value engineering and ADA changes proposed 



for Vito Acconci's artwork. 



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IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery Report 

V. Bernal Heights Bus Bulb Project 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of finalist's proposal. 

Motion: Motion to authorize the finalist's artwork proposal recommended 

by the artist selection panel for the Bernal Heights Mission Street Bus Bulb 
project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a design 
development, fabrication and installation contract with the artist for $25,000. 

VI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 
Status report. 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton 

Presentation of Ron Fischer's revised conceptual design for Third and Howard 

Streets for comments. 

VIII. New Business 

IX. Old Business 

X. Adjournment 



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Commissioners Present: 

Ralph Guggenheim, Chair 
Stanlee Gatti 
Dugald Stermer 
Dede Wilsey 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



Staff Present: 

Richard Newirth, Director 

Jill Manton 

Rupert Jenkins 

Debra Lehane 

Tonia Macneil 

Judy Moran 

Susan Pontious 

Esther Reyes 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Collections 

Debra Lehane reported that the Consul General of Mexico had 
generously offered to donate a mural to the Civic Art Collection for placement 
at the New Main Library. She introduced Cesar Lajud, the Consul General of 
Mexico, Lilia Aguilera from the Centro Cultural Mexicano. Roberta Estevez, the 
chief curator of the Main Library and Enrique Chagoya, the artist selected by the 
Mexican Art Commission. 

Mr. Lajud stated that the Mexican community in San Francisco had 
approached the Mexican government through his office to request the possibility 
of commissioning a Mexican artist to design an artwork for placement in a 
major civic space. Ms. Aguilera added that initially, they had thought about 
placement of the artwork in the Hispanic/Latino Community Room. 
Subsequently, a location outside the Community Room was suggested near the 
Grove Street entrance of the library. 

Mr. Chagoya presented his proposal which has the working title, 
"Literatura Latina." It depicts in traditional black and red colors from pre- 
Columbian texts, a hand inscribing the names of Latino authors onto the canvas 
with pen and ink. The artist hopes to include as many authors as possible, while 
allowing the names to be readable from a distance. He stated that the textures of 
the paint will be different in the actual artwork. The mural will be painted on 
four 80" x 80" square panels of stretched canvas which will allow the mural to 
be portable. 

Mr. Estevez showed a video of two potential sites with the artwork in 
situ: a curved wall above the Koret Auditorium area and the wall above the cafe 
area which can be seen from outside. He stated that the Library is excited about 
the blending of art, literature, community and civic space and that the artwork 
would add life to the library entrance. He will go to the Library Commission 
tonight for approval of a location. 



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The commissioners commented that they thought the artwork would be a 
wonderful addition to the library. The committee agreed to approve the design 
as seen and to authorize the artist to proceed to final design with the 
understanding that the textures and names may change. 

Motion : Motion to approve design of proposed gift to New Main Library 

of a mural "Literatura Latina" (working title) by Enrique Chagoya being offered 
by the Mexican Consul General. 
Moved : Gatti/Wilsey 

Vote : Unanimous 

II. Consent Calendar 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent calendar items. 

Moved : Stermer/Gatti 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve mural design proposed by Pepo Pichler for building at 
20 th and Florida Streets sponsored by the Mural Resource Center, 
SOMAR, funded by the Neighborhood Beautification Fund and in 
collaboration with the Las Americas Children's Center. 

B. Motion to authorize up to $3,700 in selection process expenditures for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Program Cycle 6 kiosk poster series for 
January through December, 1999. 

C. Motion to approve the loan of five jewelry pieces by Peter Macchiarini 
to an exhibition at the Museo Italoamericano from May 20 - June 14, 
1998. 

III. Airport 

Susan Pontious requested approval of the following motion. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 

contract with Ricardo Gouveia (a.k.a. Rigo '98) for up to $122,563 to fabricate, 
transport and install a work of art in Concourse G of the San Francisco 
International Airport. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Pontious reported that there have been design issues relative to Vito 
Acconci's light boxes artwork due to changes in the construction 
schedule/budget and ADA issues. She has had to finalize specifications for the 
artwork prior to construction of a wall against which the artwork will be built. 
In previous versions of the proposal, phone boxes were placed against a 
window. However, due to elevation of the sill under the windows, the light 
boxes would be 2 inches too high for ADA requirements. Two additional 



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accessible phones will need to be placed against wall instead of the seating units. 
Ms. Pontious stated that the artist's scope of work needed to be narrowed 
because costs for replacing architects' extensive paneling system to 
accommodate artwork would need to come out of Art Commission budget . 
Another decision that was made today was the selection of the lighting system 
for the artwork, options being the costs for maintenance and replacement of 
neon or fluorescent tubing. Other criteria were ease of access for changing 
bulbs and mechanical system requirements. The artist had originally considered 
neon lighting but the electrical engineer subsequently determined that 
maintenance costs for fluorescent neon would be the same and installation of 
neon would be substantially higher. 

Ms. Pontious presented a schematic drawing of the wall pieces to the 
committee for review. The design now shows eight light boxes on each side of 
the corridor, for 16 total. The design will allow for wheelchair accessibility and 
conforms with other ADA requirements. The artist felt it was important to have 
functional elements as part of his artwork which have necessitated adherence to 
ADA codes. The committee approved the changes presented. 

Motion : Motion to approve value engineering and ADA changes proposed 

for Vito Acconci's artwork for the San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved : Guggenheim/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that an Advisory Board has been meeting to 
discuss the future of the location of the Gallery. The Board felt it would be 
important to maintain a connection to City Hall. Since the Mayor and 
Supervisors will be moving to the renovated City Hall building, the existing 
Gallery spaces would be considerably less traveled and visible. Mr. Jenkins 
invited the committee to survey the new City Hall space for potential areas for 
the exhibition of artwork. 

Mr. Jenkins stated that the World Press exhibition is the most visited 
exhibition the gallery has had in years and that there has been a considerable 
amount of publicity. He will explore the possibility of having another World 
Press exhibition next year in conjunction with programs, forums and workshops. 

V. Bernal Heights Sidewalk Enhancement Project 

Judy Moran reported that the selection panel met last Friday to review 
the five finalists' proposals. Artist Brian Goggin was selected based upon his 
nine piece proposal entitled "SubStrada." Ms. Moran briefly described the 
artist's background for the committee and presented his proposal. 

The artist proposes rendering existing portal covers in historic textures 
such as cobblestone and plank roads or with cast impressions (such as footprints 
and wagon ruts) along with one word of text on each piece as "urban fossils" 
which will "surprise, entice, and awaken residents, pedestrians and bus 



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commuters to imagine a different landscape as it may have appeared in another 
time." 

Ms. Moran stated that the selection panel had recommended that the text 
be expanded so it would not be so esoteric, perhaps with historic references to 
specific roads and dates. Commissioner Gatti stated that he did not want to limit 
the artist's vision and that such a request would change the whole proposal. Ms. 
Moran added that interpretive plaques on either end of the bus bulbs would give 
more background information about the art project and its references. 
Commissioner Stermer stated that he preferred adding text to the plaques, rather 
than to the artwork. 

Motion : Motion to authorize Brian Goggin's artwork proposal as 

recommended by the artist selection panel for the Bernal Heights Mission Street 
Sidewalk Enhancement project, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into a design development, fabrication and installation contract with 
Brian Goggin for $25,000. 
Moved : Stermer/Wilsey 

Vote : Unanimous 

VI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that as one of the components of the Sunnydale 
"Endangered Garden" project was to restore the ecological habitat, the 
landscaping consultant had gone out to check to see whether the project needed 
to be reseeded. He discovered that the butterfly meadow had been mowed, that 
due to some weed growth, the project had been sprayed with fungicide, and that 
many of the native grasses which had been planted had been cut by DPW 
maintenance crew. Large sections of plantings had been pulled out and 
replanted with new plants that were not out of native gene pools which the artist 
had taken painstaking efforts to research, nor were they the plants that were 
specified in the artist's design. 

Ms. Manton reported that she had discussed the issue with DPW staff 
and that they acknowledged their error and wanted to work with the Art 
Commission to restore the damage. They explained that a pipe had burst and 
damaged some of the plantings and that there had been a lack of communication 
between a DPW supervisor and staff. Ms. Manton stated that she will 
investigate the possibility of using funds from other smaller Clean Water 
projects to hire a landscape contractor to ensure the establishment of the plant 
growth, once the site has been properly restored. Commissioner Stermer 
suggested contacting local gardening or horticultural societies to adopt the 
project. Ms. Manton stated that the landscaping consultant was in the process of 
doing so. 

Commissioner Gatti wanted to know what steps will be taken in the 
future to prevent a reoccurrence of this unfortunate situation. Ms. Manton stated 
that letters to different levels of staff at DPW would again memorialize the 
nature and intent of the project. 



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A brief discussion relative to safety railings, ADA, and accessibility 
ensued. 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Ms. Manton presented Ron Fischer's revised conceptual design for Third 
and Howard Streets for the committee's comments. She explained that the artist 
had completely revised the entire design from his former proposal and then 
revised the second design in response to staff comments. 

Commissioner Stermer stated that he did not think the third iteration 
demonstrated much improvement and did not understand the clock concept. 
Commissioner Gatti thought the new design more elegant with its decorative 
elements, but was not enthusiastic about it. Ms. Manton stated that the artist 
wanted to create a light, airy space with the sculpture over the planted area as a 
gazebo-like structure. Commissioner Stermer said he liked the gazebo concept 
and that the sculpture needed to be more organic. 

Commissioner Gatti asserted that it was not fair to the artist or the Art 
Commission to continue to ask for revisions, as this was the fourth revision 
since commencement of the project. 

Ms. Manton stated that she would meet with the selection panelists who 
had originally selected the artist for the project to obtain their comments and 
pass them on to the commissioners at the conclusion of the Joint Committee 
meeting next week. 

VIII. As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, Approved, 

Esther Reyes/ Richard Newirth 

Public Art Program Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs 




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Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to authorize increase of up to $5,000 in Rupert Garcia's contract 
#CT288PUB1319 for a full-scale artwork mock-up and contingency 
expenses for his gateroom project, SFIA. 

B. Motion to extend Robert Catalusci's consultation contract 
#CT288PUB1312 until 3/31/99 for the 700 Pennsylvania MUNI Facility 
Project. 

C. Motion to extend Lewis deSoto's design contract #CT288PUB 1 32 1 until 
3/3 1/99 for design for the Civic Center Plaza Project. 

D. Motion to extend Marcia Donahue's fabrication contract #CT2830016 
until 3/31/99 for the Chinatown Park Public Art Project. 

E. Motion to extend Fresco's fabrication contract #CT2871018 until 3/31/99 
for the Jose Coronado Park Public Art Project. 

F. Motion to extend Joe Mangrum's design and fabrication contract 
#CT288PUB1305 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public 
Art Project. 

G. Motion to extend Michael Manwaring's contract #CT28 10003 for the 
Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project until 3/31/99. 

H. Motion to extend Precita Eyes's design and fabrication contract 

#CT288PUB1310 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public 
Art Project. 

I. Motion to extend Rigo '98's design and fabrication contract # 

CT28PUB1306 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public Art 
Project. 



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J. Motion to extend Josh Sarantitis's contract #CT2871009 until 3/31/99 for 

the Jackson Park Playground Public Art Project. 

K. Motion to extend Buster Simpson's contract #CT288PUB 1311 until 
1/31/99 for submission and presentation of both preliminary and final 
artwork proposal materials for Mid-Embarcadero project design 
development. 

L. Motion to authorize final payment of $1 ,73 1 to Su-Chen Hung for 
contract #CT28601 19 for design development of artwork for SFO 
International Terminal, Immigration Area. 

M. Motion to approve six designs of kiosk posters, titled Home is Where the 
Heart is by Mail Order Brides for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

N. Motion to approve payment to Lynne Baer of up to $3,000 for curatorial 
consulting services. 

O. Motion to authorize increase in Genevieve Baird's contract #CT2830013 
for an amount up to $16,500 for conservation of public monuments. 

P. Motion to authorize payment of up to $5,000 to Jeff Brown for 

consultancy services relative to ADA retrofit of Patricia Johanson's 
Endangered Garden public art project at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

Q. Motion to authorize payment of up to $5,000 to Glass Block Designs for 
consultancy services related to repair of the Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon Sculpture. 

II. Oceanview Library 

Esther Reyes 

Presentation of proposed program for new public art project and request for 

approval to proceed. 

Motion : Motion to approve public art program proposed for the 

Oceanview Library Project. 

Motion : Motion to approve the following candidates for the Oceanview 

Library Public Art Project selection panel pool: Patricia Raverra, Emmanuel 
Montoya, Horace Washington, Rene Yung, Barry McGee, Johanna Poethig, Lori 
Lazar, Rigo '98 and a representative from Mail Order Brides; and to authorize 
payment of $100 per full day; $50 per half day of selection panel service to each 
participating panelist. 



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III. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton 

A. Review of site for interior artwork and presentation of finalists selected. 

Motion : Motion to approve four finalists selected for Moscone 

Convention Center Expansion Interior Public Art Project, to authorize project to 
proceed as discussed, and to pay up to $1,500 to each finalist for development of 
a design proposal. 

B. Presentation of Diller & Scofidio's cost estimates, maintenance and 
structural information for their proposal for Moscone Convention Center 
Expansion project. 

Motion : Motion to approve preliminary concept as submitted by Diller & 

Scofidio for the Moscone Convention Center Expansion Exterior Public Art 
Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a design 
development contract with Diller & Scofidio for an amount not to exceed 
$35,000. 

C. Presentation of Ron Fischer's revised conceptual design for Third and 
Howard Streets for comments. 

Motion : Motion to review and approve or disapprove Ron Fischer's 

revised conceptual design for Moscone Convention Center at Third and Howard 
Streets. 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report and possible approval to revise artwork. 

Motion : Motion to approve revision in artwork design by Cheryl Riley for 

the 9-1-1 OES. 

V. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery report 

VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Status report 

VII. Zoo 

Susan Pontious 

Status report and request for approval. 



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Motion : Motion to approve artist(s) selected (to be announced) for the San 

Francisco Zoo Renovation Project, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with the artist(s) for total, cumulative amount not to exceed 
$547,200, and to approve payment of up to $5,000 plus travel expenses to each 
selected artist(s) for development of conceptual design. 

VIII. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran 

Status report and presentation of three Artist Teams recommended by the 

selection panel for the project. 

IX. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool 

Jill Manton 

Status report and request for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve JoeSam, selected as the artist for the Martin 

Luther King, Jr. Pool/Bayview Park Project, and to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the artist for an amount not to exceed 
$65,000. 

X. North Beach Parking Garage 

Jill Manton 

Status report and request for approval. 

Motion : Motion to approve Cork Marchesci, Owen Smith and the Harrell 

Fletcher/Jon Rubin artist team as finalists for the North Beach Parking Garage 
Project, to authorize payment of a $250 to each finalist for the development and 
presentation of an artwork proposal and to authorize payment of $ 1 00 to each 
selection panelist per day of service. 

XI. New Business 

XII. Old Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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Civic Design Review 



SPECIAL^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, July 29, 1998 

4:00p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Community Arts 

& education Commissioners Present: 

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Dugald Stermer 



The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. 



Staff Present: 

Richard Newirth, Director 

Jill Manton 

Lynne Baer (consultant) 

Rupert Jenkins 

Debra Lehane 

Tonia Macneil 

Judy Moran 

Susan Pontious 

Esther Reyes 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



I. Consent Calendar 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent calendar items. 

Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to authorize increase of up to $5,000 in Rupert Garcia's contract 
#CT288PUB1319 for a full-scale artwork mock-up and contingency 
expenses for his gateroom project, SFIA. 

B. Motion to extend Robert Catalusci's consultation contract 
#CT288PUB1312 until 3/31/99 for the 700 Pennsylvania MUNI Facility 
Project. 

C. Motion to extend Lewis deSoto's design contract #CT288PUB1321 until 
3/3 1/99 for design for the Civic Center Plaza Project. 

D. Motion to extend Marcia Donahue's fabrication contract #CT2830016 
until 3/31/99 for the Chinatown Park Public Art Project. 

E. Motion to extend Fresco's fabrication contract #CT2871018 until 3/31/99 
for the Jose Coronado Park Public Art Project. 

F. Motion to extend Joe Mangrum's design and fabrication contract 
#CT288PUB1305 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public 
Art Project. 

G. Motion to extend Michael Manwaring's contract #CT28 1 0003 for the 
Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project until 3/31/99. 



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H. Motion to extend Precita Eyes's design and fabrication contract 

#CT288PUB1310 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public 
Art Project. 

I. Motion to extend Rigo '98's design and fabrication contract # 

CT28PUB1306 until 6/31/99 for the Mission Street Bus Bulb Public Art 
Project. 

J. Motion to extend Josh Sarantitis's contract #CT287 1 009 until 3/3 1/99 for 

the Jackson Park Playground Public Art Project. 

K. Motion to extend Buster Simpson's contract #CT288PUB 1311 until 
1/31/99 for submission and presentation of both preliminary and final 
artwork proposal materials for Mid-Embarcadero project design 
development. 

L. Motion to authorize final payment of $ 1 ,73 1 to Su-Chen Hung for 
contract #CT28601 19 for design development of artwork for SFO 
International Terminal, Immigration Area. 

M. Motion to approve six designs of kiosk posters, titled Home is Where the 
Heart is by Mail Order Brides for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

N. Motion to approve payment to Lynne Baer of up to $3,000 for curatorial 
consulting services. 

O. Motion to authorize increase in Genevieve Baird's contract #CT2830013 
for an amount up to $16,500 for conservation of public monuments. 

P. Motion to authorize payment of up to $5,000 to Jeff Brown for 

consultancy services relative to ADA retrofit of Patricia Johanson's 
Endangered Garden public art project at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

Q. Motion to authorize payment of up to $5,000 to Glass Block Designs for 
consultancy services related to repair of the Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon Sculpture. 

II. Ocean View Library 

Esther Reyes reported that a new branch library for the Ocean View- 
Merced-Ingleside District was being constructed, sponsored by the Main Library 
and the Mayor's Office. The two-story facility will be located at Randolph & 
Ramsell Streets and will replace a much smaller facility. Drawings of the 
building were shown to the commissioners for review. Per the mayor's 



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instructions, the construction schedule has been expedited as the library is 
scheduled to open in early 2000. 

In June, staff met with representatives from the Mayor's Office, Library 
and Bureau of Architecture to discuss possible sites and types of media that 
would be most appropriate for the public art project. Two 12 x 12' exterior 
panels adjacent to the library entrance were identified as most appropriate for 
artwork, perhaps a ceramic tile mural or bas relief. Staff would like to maximize 
the impact of the artwork on the building with the budget of $25,000 allocated. 

Ms. Reyes stated that the process of community involvement will 
include an informational community meeting and participation by a community 
representative on the selection panel. After finalists have been selected by the 
panel, they will be asked to meet with the community before developing their 
proposals. After their proposals have been developed, they will fabricate 
maquettes, which will be placed on display in the existing library for community 
feedback and comments. After receiving Art Commission approval, the selected 
artist will then make a presentation to the Library Commission for final 
approval. 

Ms. Reyes introduced Marcia Schneider, Chief of Branches and 
Community Relations for the Library and Edgar Lopez, the project manager 
from the Bureau of Architecture and invited the commissioners to make 
comments and ask questions. 

The committee heard public testimony from Velma Wills, Dan Weaver 
and Darcus Thomas. Ms. Wills stated that the community wanted to have an 
artwork that reflected the cultural diversity of the community, that finalists 
proposals should be presented to the community and requested clarification on 
the selection panel pool candidates. Mr. Weaver requested that the Art 
Commission work closely with the community to commission the best possible 
artwork for the facility. Ms. Thomas expressed her concern that the Art 
Commission was proceeding with the project without consulting the community 
and further stated her reservations about the selection panel candidate pool, as 
she stated that no one from the community was familiar with the artists. 

Staff and commissioners addressed the concerns raised by stating that 
this was the first time the project was being presented before the Art 
Commission. Mr. Lopez explained that the June meeting with City staff was to 
discuss the project schedule, possible artwork sites and administrative matters. 
He further stated that the potential sites for the artwork had previously been 
presented to the community at a Library Development Committee meeting. The 
designation of the selection panel was clarified by explaining that it will be 
composed of two to three independent arts professionals, several representatives 
from participating city agencies, one Arts Commissioner and one community 
representative, who will be selected by the community. The roster of potential 
selection panel candidates listed on the agenda for approval, from which two to 
three panelists will be chosen, includes culturally diverse and accomplished arts 
professionals who have completed other City branch library projects 
successfully, are familiar with the community and city review and 



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commissioning processes, and could provide their expertise to the selection 
process. 

Motion : Motion to approve public art program proposed for the 

Ocean view Library Project. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to approve the following candidates for the Oceanview 

Library Public Art Project selection panel pool: Patricia Raverra, Emmanuel 
Montoya, Horace Washington, Rene Yung, Barry McGee, Johanna Poethig, Lori 
Lazar, Rigo '98 and a representative from Mail Order Brides; and to authorize 
payment of $100 per full day; $50 per half day of selection panel service to each 
participating panelist. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

III. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton reported that a new site for the interior building surfaces 
project had been designated for the stair area located at the north end of the 
building prefunction space in front of a three story glass wall adjacent to Minna 
Street. The stairwell will be visible from Fourth Street, as well as Minna, and 
will provide 3,500 square feet of surface space. Opportunities for artwork 
include the stairway armature, which extends from the ground floor to the third 
floor ceiling, the facings of the landings and the wall behind the stairwell. Ms. 
Manton stated that the four finalists originally selected for the project will be 
asked to develop specific proposals and curate their artist teams by October. 

The commissioners expressed concerns about the relationship between 
the interior and exterior artwork projects. Ms. Manton stated that the decision to 
proceed with the interior project was made after the locations for the exterior 
project were more fully developed and that the two projects would be a half 
block apart, on nearly opposite sides of the building. A determination of 
materials, artists' fees and other costs will be made after analyzing the budget. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the stairway corner was a challenging site 
and expressed his concern that the interior artwork relate to and be compatible 
with the exterior artwork by Diller and Scofidio. Commissioner Guggenheim 
also thought the artworks should complement, rather than compete with one 
another. 

Lynne Baer presented slides of Paul Kos, the Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel artist team, Hilda Shum and Rupert Garcia, the finalists previously 
recommended by a selection panel for the interior project. 

Motion : Motion to approve four finalists selected for Moscone 

Convention Center Expansion Interior Public Art Project, to authorize project to 
proceed as discussed, and to pay up to $1,500 to each finalist for development of 
a preliminary design proposal. 



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Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Manton reported that Diller and Scofidio had developed a new 
multi-faceted proposal for the building exterior, which would consist of sixteen 
fine resolution LED monitors, which would be integrated into the architectural 
"skin" of the building. The monitors will display views of both the building 
exterior and interior provided by a street pan camera panning 1 80 degrees and 
an exhibition hall scan camera. There will also be cameras panning horizontally 
on every floor and a camera aimed at the rubber escalator handrails, upon which 
the artists propose to inscribe text. The artists hope to provide an 
impressionistic sense of convention activity to passersby. They have also 
proposed a pre-recorded video program produced in another similar, glass- 
walled building, which would be spliced into the live images, portraying staged 
office vignettes. 

Ms. Manton reported that she had met with three LED manufacturers to 
discuss pricing and maintenance. A video demonstrating the resolution of the 
imagery reflected in the monitors was shown to the committee. The artists will 
develop a Requests for Proposals, which will allow the artists, Commission and 
client to evaluate the quality of the product, level of service, length of warranty, 
maintenance provisions and requirements. The selected manufacturer will be 
asked to develop a 6 x 8' panel maquette for temporary placement on-site for 
inspection by the artists, Art Commission and client. In response to a 
commissioner inquiry, Ms. Manton stated that the screens would no longer be 
tilted but flat against the building facade. 

Ms. Manton added that Moscone staff have been very supportive of the 
artwork proposal. There are still some issues relative to the structural and 
electrical housing of the monitors and window washing, which will be 
investigated further during design development. 

Motion : Motion to approve preliminary concept as submitted by Diller & 

Scofidio for the Moscone Convention Center Expansion Exterior Public Art 

Project and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a design 

development contract with Diller & Scofidio for an amount not to exceed 

$35,000. 

Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Ms. Manton reported that Ron Fischer's revised conceptual design for 
Third and Howard Streets had been brought to the committee for comments at a 
previous meeting and staff had been instructed to ask for feedback from several 
of the panelists who had originally selected the artist. She reported that the two 
panelists who were available to make comments responded favorably to the 
revised proposal, but that both preferred the original proposal. Ms. Manton 
added that the artist felt very strongly about his new proposal, which 
demonstrated his new approach and that he did not want to revert back to an 



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earlier aesthetic. She conveyed his conviction that the site itself demanded an 
artwork that had a certain volume or mass, in order to correspond to the 
surrounding architecture. She also stated that he had wanted to come to San 
Francisco to make a presentation in person to the committee. Although the 
committee members had collectively expressed comments that were both 
negative and neutral regarding the revised proposal, the selection panelists 
responded favorably. Ms. Manton recommended the development of a model 
by the artist so a further assessment and better evaluation could be made. 

Discussion ensued relative to whether development of a model was 
desirable and the costs and implications of commissioning it. The 
commissioners voiced concerns regarding the potential for negative community 
reaction to the design proposal and their dissatisfaction with the previous and 
current proposals. Commissioner Stermer stated that the Art Commission's 
vision for the site and the artist's vision were not compatible. They did not 
respond favorably to the imagery evoked by the artist's proposal and further 
stated that the proposal lacked grace and majesty, and was more architectural 
than sculptural. The commissioners stated that the highly developed 
architectural context needed an artwork that is more sculptural in scale and 
quality in order to complement the surroundings. The committee remarked that 
this was the fifth proposal put forth by the artist and that the artist had tried long 
and hard to bring the project to fruition. The committee concluded that it would 
be best to decline the proposal and terminate the contract, in order to be fair to 
all parties involved. 

Motion : Motion to decline Ron Fischer's revised conceptual design for 

Moscone Convention Center at Third and Howard Streets and to terminate 

contract. 

Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that fabrication is underway for the exterior 
public art project planned for the 9-1-1 Emergency Center by artist Cheryl 
Riley. The artwork is being fabricated in part by community youth in a unique 
partnership with the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center and Culture on the 
Corner, two Western Addition community groups. Five community youth have 
been hired by the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center to work with a mosaic tile 
artist on tile installation. Nine 7' x 7' GFRC panels will be delivered to a vacant 
lot behind the Safeway at 1520 Eddy Street, near the headquarters of Culture on 
the Corner. The youth will learn tile-setting and mosaic techniques, and install 
tile under the guidance of a mosaic artist subcontracted to Ms. Riley. Another 
artist subcontractor will create resin pieces at various points within the design. 
Ms. Macneil stated that fabrication of the panels was scheduled to begin on 
August 3, but may be delayed until the 17 l . 



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While it was thought that the design would need to be revised in order to 
keep the project on schedule, there is no need to change it at this time. Ms. 
Macneil requested that the motion listed on the agenda be pulled. 

V. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that the Burning Man exhibition and related 
events had received a great deal of press coverage. He invited the committee to 
come see the exhibition, which will be housed in the Gallery, the City Site space 
and the lobby windows of the old gallery space. He announced that the Mayor 
would be making a "No Spectators Day" proclamation at the start of the 
festivities this Friday at 6:00 p.m. A reception will be held at the Gallery from 
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. At 9:00, a procession will travel to the City Site space to erect 
the Burning Man, with a ceremonial lighting at 10:00 p.m. A street party will 
then take place in the alley behind the City Site space. 

Mr. Jenkins also reported that he was still pursuing a potential artspace 
in City Hall. 

VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane reported that she was embarking on several conservation 
projects, which will include the Bufano Peace sculpture, which will be 
completed by the end of the summer, the Ball Thrower sculpture in Golden Gate 
Park, which was removed last week for pedestal replacement, the Pioneer 
Mother sculpture, and restoration of the Jose Moya del Pino sculpture. She 
further reported that restoration work will commence in the fall on Lotta's 
Fountain and the Buddha sculpture in the Tea Garden. Ms. Lehane stated that 
she would return to the committee in the near future for a discussion regarding a 
Martin Luther King, Jr. mural. 

VII. Zoo 

Susan Pontious reported that the selection panel had met today to select 
the artists for the Zoo Renovation Public Art Project. She was pleased to note 
that the panel was nearly unanimous in making their final selections. The 
selected artists are Ned Kahn, Cheryl Riley, and the Jud Fine/Barbara McCarren 
artist team. 

Commissioner Stermer, the committee liaison to the selection panel, 
remarked that he was very pleased with the recommendation and the exceptional 
quality of the artists selected. 

Motion : Motion to approve Ned Kahn, Cheryl Riley and the Jud 

Fine/Barbara McCarren artist team, selected for the San Francisco Zoo 
Renovation Project, to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with the artists for total, cumulative amount not to exceed $547,200, 
and to approve payment of up to $5,000 plus travel expenses to each selected 
artist for development of conceptual design. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote: Unanimous 



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VIII. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran presented background information and reported on the 
current status of the Third Street Light Rail project. The three artist teams who 
were selected are Ken Smith, Bill and Mary Buchen and Chris Andrews, who 
will work in the Mission Bay/Potrero Hill/Central Waterfront area; Horace 
Washington, JoeSam and Fred Hayes, who will work in the Bayview/Hunters 
Point area; and Nobuho Nagasawa, Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri, who will 
work on the Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood area, as well as on the Metro 
East facility. The three artist teams will be full participants on an urban design 
team, which is under contract to MUNI. The design process will be 
collaborative, resulting in an integrated overall design for the entire light rail 
system, with individual elements developed for key stations. 

Ms. Moran reported that the artist teams had met with the urban design 
team for the first design charette in early July to develop site analyses. The 
urban design team and artist teams have subsequently developed design 
guidelines to be followed by conceptual design in August and September. The 
second charette to finalize guidelines and begin conceptual design took place the 
week of July 27 th . 

Ms. Moran presented slides of past work by members of the three teams 
and provided the artists' background information for the committee's review. 

IX. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool 

Ms. Manton reported that JoeSam had been recommended by the 
selection panel as the artist for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool. She presented a 
preliminary rendering of his proposal, which will consist of tilevvork depicting 
local sealife and tiles created by community children through a "school offish" 
concept. JoeSam will work closely with the community and recreation centers 
to further develop his design proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve JoeSam, selected as the artist for the Martin 

Luther King, Jr. Pool/Bayview Park Project, and to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the artist for an amount not to exceed 

$65,000. 

Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

X. North Beach Parking Garage 

Ms. Macneil reported that three finalists for the North Beach Parking 
Garage had been recommended by the selection panel: Cork Marchesci, a artist 
working with neon and lighting elements; Owen Smith, a muralist; and the 
conceptual artist team of Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin. She presented slides 
of their work for the committee's review. Staff stated that there was an error 
with the listed $250 honorarium amount and requested a correction be made to 
provide $500 per finalist for proposal development. 



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Motion : Motion to approve Cork Marchesci, Owen Smith and the Harrell 

Fletcher/Jon Rubin artist team as finalists for the North Beach Parking Garage 
Project, to authorize payment of a $500 to each finalist for the development and 
presentation of an artwork proposal and to authorize payment of $ 1 00 to each 
selection panelist per day of service. 
Moved : Gatti/Stermer 

Vote : Unanimous 

XI. As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 





Approved by 



Esther Reyes 

Public Art Pro'gram Asst. 




ichard Newirth 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Civic Art Coi lection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

POTS Symphony Concerts 

Puislic Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415 252.2581 



Art Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



i AGENDA 
SPECIAL .VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, September 23, 1998 

2:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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SEP 2 2 1998 

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Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony cards, 
which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary before the item 
on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. The Presiding Officer will 
call for public testimony on agenda items either at the beginning of the meeting or prior to the 
vote on particular items. 




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I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to increase finalist honoraria amounts by $250 each to JoeSam, Wayne 
Healy of East Los Streetscapers and Larry Sultan for a total honorarium of 
$500 per finalist for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool Public Art Project. 

B. Motion to modify contract #CT288PUB 1 322 with Cheryl R. Riley/Right Angle 
Designs for 9-1-1 project to provide nighttime security at the job site, and to 
increase the contract amount by an amount not to exceed $1,500. 

C. Motion to pay Ella Hill Hutch Community Center an amount not to exceed 
$2,350 for additional intern work on Cheryl Riley's 9-1-1 project. 

D. Motion to increase amount to Dan McLean for concrete repair work on 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon by up to $2,000, for a total amount not to 
exceed $7,000. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection with gratitude a gift from Cheryl 
Riley of 4 California Indian Spoon Sconces for the Bayview Police Station 
Community Conference Room. 

F. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection with gratitude a gift from the 
Mexican Government by Enrique Chagoya of a mural titled 
"Latino/Americana," 1998, pastel, charcoal on paper mounted on canvas, 160 x 
160 " for the New Main Library, valued at $15,000. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Genevieve Baird in the amount of (to be determined by Committee meeting) for 
the conservation of Lotta's Fountain. 

H. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 

Rocket Science in the amount of (to be determined by Committee meeting) for 
the technical assistance on the Lotta's Fountain Restoration Project. 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 

Brass Ring Entertainment in the amount of (to be determined by the Committee 
meeting) for the repair and replacement of cranks and bearings for the Golden 
Gate Park Carousel. 



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J. Motion to approve loan of painting by Alan Laird to exhibition at the San 

Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society. 

K. Motion to approve proposed Artist-in-Residency Program for the Mental 

Health Rehabilitation Facility and the proposed budget of $29,000. 

II. New Art Enrichment Projects 

Jill Manton 

Development of proposed programs for new public art projects and request for approval 

to proceed with artist recruitment. 

A. North Beach Pool 

B. Islais Creek MUNI Facility 

C. Tenderloin Police Station 

D. Union Square Plaza 

E. Fire Station #35 

Motion : Motion to approve public art programs proposed for the 

North Beach Pool, Islais Creek MUNI Facility, Tenderloin Police Station, Union 

Square Plaza and Fire Station #35 and approval to proceed with artist recruitment. 

III. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Discussion concerning mosaic tile mural by Anthony Stellon on Martin Luther 
King Pool possible removal/relocation, disposal or destruction and possible 
action. 

B. Discussion of text for new plaque for area adjacent to Roald Amundsen 
monument, Golden Gate Park. 

Motion : Motion to approve text proposed for new plaque for area adjacent to Roald 
Amundsen monument, Golden Gate Park 

IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Gallery report. 

V. Bernal Heights Mission Street Sidewalk Extension Project 

Judy Moron 

Final design presentation for a series of nine bus bulb artworks by artist Brian Goggin 

to be installed on Mission Street in Bernal Heights. 

Motion : Motion to approve the final designs for a series of nine concrete bus bulb 
artworks by artist Brian Goggin to be fabricated and installed on Mission Street in 
Bernal Heights. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit 

Judy Moron 

Presentation of four finalists and two alternates for the 1999 Market Street Art in 
Transit Kiosk Poster Series, to be installed for three months per series from January, 
1999, through January, 2000. 



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Motion : Motion to approve the artist team of Amy Berk and Andy Cox, Margaret 
Kilgallen, Michael Loggins with Harrell Fletcher, and Amy Claire Trachtenberg for the 
1999 Market Street Art in Transit Program Kiosk Poster Series, to authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with each artist for an amount not to 
exceed $8,000 per artist, and to approve the selection of Rudy Lemcke and Sandra 
Wong as two alternatives. 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Man ton 
Updates 

VIII. Third Street Light Rail 

Judy Moran and Jill Manton 

Presentation of conceptual designs by three artist teams commissioned for the project. 

Motion : Motion to approve the conceptual designs for the Third Street Light Rail 
Project submitted by three artist teams, including 1) Mission Bay/Potrero Hill/Central 
Waterfront team with Ken Smith, Bill & Mary Buchen, and Chris Andrews; 2) 
Bayview/Hunters Point team with Horace Washington, Fred Hayes, and JoeSam; and 3) 
Visitacion Valley/Little Hollywood team with Nobuho Nagasawa, Anita Margrill and 
Vicki Scuri. 

Motion : Motion to increase the design fees to the three Artist Teams selected for the 
Third Street Light Rail up to a total, cumulative amount not to exceed $1 10,000, and 
project travel and per diem expenses for all three artist teams (10 artists) for a total 
amount not to exceed $30,000 for Phase I (Conceptual Design), through March, 1999. 

IX. New Business 

X. Old Business 

XI. Adjournment 



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programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

TOPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



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Wednesday, October 21, 1998 

3:00p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMFNTS DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



mmumon Gallery 

Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony cards, 
which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary before the item 
on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. The Presiding Officer will 
call for public testimony on agenda items either at the beginning of the meeting or prior to the 
vote on particular items. 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve Decaux kiosk poster design submitted by the San Francisco 
Craft and Folk Art Museum, the first of two 1998-99 Decaux kiosk lottery 
winners. 

B. Motion to approve mural design proposed for Warfield Theater at Market and 
Taylor by artist Claire Bain with Friends of Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center, funded by the Neighborhood Beautification fund. 

C. Motion to approve mural design proposed for Burnett Child Development 
Center on Oakdale Avenue by artists Peggy Huff and Eustinove Smith with 
Friends of Support Services for the Arts/Mural Resource Center, funded by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development, contingent upon satisfactory 
resolution of design issues recommended by curatorial staff. 

D. Motion to increase Vito Acconci's airport design contract (CT28601 15) by an 
amount not to exceed $6,000 for a new total contract amount not to exceed 
$36,000 for miscellaneous model construction and design costs related to 
completing final design of Vito Acconci's proposal for the International 
Terminal at SFO. 




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E. Motion to approve Market Street Art in Transit poster series proposal by 

Meredith Charpentier with Progirl. 

II. Airport 

Judy Moran 

Presentation of final design for gateroom wall proposal by Larry Sultan. 

Motion : Motion to approve final design proposed for gateroom wall at San Francisco 
International Airport by Larry Sultan/Mike Mandel artist team. 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Presentation of City Site proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve City Site proposal, "Migrant Merlot" for installation from 
November- December, 1998. 



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B. Discussion of City Site future plans. 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Collections report. 

V. North Beach Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of proposal by Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher recommended by selection 

panel. 

Motion : Motion to approve recommendation by selection panel to select Jon Rubin and 
Harrell Fletcher's proposal for the North Beach Parking Garage and to authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher 
for an amount up to $60,000 for design development, fabrication and implementation of 
artwork. 

VI. New Art Enrichment Projects 

Jill Manton 

Development of proposed programs for new public art projects and request for approval 

to proceed with artist recruitment and/or project development. 

A. Union Square Plaza 

B. Fire Station #35 

Motion : Motion to approve public art program proposed for the 

Union Square Plaza and approval to proceed with artist recruitment as discussed. 

Motiom Motion to approve public art program proposed for Fire Station #35 and 
approval to proceed with artist recruitment as discussed. 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton 

Updates - Interior and exterior artworks. 

VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 
Progress report 

IX. New Business 

X. Old Business 

XI. Adjournment 



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Commissioners Present: 

Ralph Guggenheim, Chair 
Stanlee Gatti 
Dugald Stermer 
Dede Wilsey 



Staff Present: 

Richard Newirth, Director 

Jill Manton 

Rupert Jenkins 

Debra Lehane 

Tonia Macneil 

Judy Moran 

Esther Reyes 



, Rr commission Called The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m 

401 Van Ness Avenue 
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I. Consent Calendar 

Motion: 



Motion to approve the following consent calendar items with changes 
to item E, as noted. 
Moved : Gatti/Wilsey 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve Decaux kiosk poster design submitted by the San Francisco 
Craft and Folk Art Museum, the first of two 1998-99 Decaux kiosk lottery 
winners. 

B. Motion to approve mural design proposed for Warfield Theater at Market and 
Taylor by artist Claire Bain with Friends of Support Services for the Arts/Mural 
Resource Center, funded by the Neighborhood Beautification fund. 

C. Motion to approve mural design proposed for Burnett Child Development 
Center on Oakdale Avenue by artists Peggy Huff and Eustinove Smith with 
Friends of Support Services for the Arts/Mural Resource Center, funded by the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development, contingent upon satisfactory 
resolution of design issues recommended by curatorial staff. 

D. Motion to increase Vito Acconci's airport design contract (CT28601 15) by an 
amount not to exceed $6,000 for a new total contract amount not to exceed 
$36,000 for miscellaneous model construction and design costs related to 
completing final design of Vito Acconci's proposal for the International 
Terminal at SFO. 




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E. Motion to approve "Progirl," a Market Street Art in Transit poster series 

proposal by Meredith Charpantier with ArtSmart. 

Airport 

Judy Moran introduced artist Larry Sultan who presented a rendering of his 
final design proposal for Concourse A of the San Francisco International Airport. Mr. 
Sultan indicated that he and his artist team partner, Mike Mandel, have been working on 
the proposal for over two years. After conducting numerous site visits, they found that 



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the Airport served on many levels as both a literal and symbolic gateway. The artists 
wanted to create an image that was both authentic and dramatic. They created a 
photographic rendering of various people waiting for their loved ones to arrive. Each 
individual was photographed separately and then the photos were merged and 
composed so the individuals would appear as a cohesive group. The photo will be 
translated into over one hundred thousand one-inch square tiles. From a distance, the 
artwork will appear as a photograph and as the viewer gets closer, the tiles or 'pixels' 
making up the artwork will become more apparent, enabling one to obtain a different 
view of the artwork depending upon one's proximity to it. 

Commission Guggenheim commented that there appeared to be a strange band 
of color across the glasses of the individual in the left forefront area. Mr. Sultan 
responded that he was working to clean it up and would probably change the color of 
the glasses to make them less blurry. Overall, eighty to ninety colors of tile will be 
used. The installation process will consist of laying the tiles on a corresponding 
numbered grid, gluing them onto a fabric backing, installing and then grouting. Mr. 
Sultan reported that the artwork would be fairly easy to install entailing about 3 to 4 
days. 

Debra Lehane voiced concerns about the permanence of the artwork, stating 
that it was not uncommon for artworks at the Airport to be re-sited. The artist said he 
would review the installation method and account for the possibility of re-siting the 
artwork. 

In response to commissioner queries, Mr. Sultan stated that he would 
experiment with different neutral colors of grout to see which ones would most 
appropriately complement the tiles. 

Motion : Motion to approve final design proposed for gateroom wall at San 

Francisco International Airport by Larry Sultan/Mike Mandel artist team. 
Moved : Stermer/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins presented a proposal to the committee for the City Site space 
entitled "Migrant Merlot" which would explore the use of pesticides in the wine 
industry and examine the role of the consumer in perpetuating the use of pesticides. 
The site will be made to resemble an agricultural field with an irrigation system which 
would spray "pesticides" when a button is pushed by an observer. The artists, John 
Leafios and Max Kelly, were available to address questions. 

Commissioner Wilsey stated that the installation could be interpreted as 
inaccurate and misleading by those in the winery industry. She encouraged the artists 
to conduct further research in order to ensure the accuracy of information presented and 
to prevent the possibility of lawsuits. Discussion ensued regarding the accuracy of the 
depiction of current versus past use of toxics in the agricultural industry and the 
possibility of incorporating signage which would clarify the installation's metaphorical 
intent. The committee concluded that the best course of action would be to table the 
item pending further investigation and submission of a revised proposal by the artists. 

Mr. Jenkins stated that he had not been receiving enough proposals for use of 
the City Site space and had been reviewing the viability of the site for contemporary art 
installations. In consultation with an advisory committee, he has assessed the space and 
is considering collaborations with schools and would like to expand its use as a 
performance space. One possibility would be to raise the space by filling it in with 



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landfill. Another is to build a permanent stage area and put in lighting and electrical 
outlets. Director Newirth asked that Mr. Jenkins consult with Deputy Director Nancy 
Gonchar to coordinate with lighting design plans for the Civic Center area. The 
commissioners commented that they liked the idea of a permanent performance stage 
on the site. 

Mr. Jenkins invited committee members to attend a preview reception for the 
Harvey Milk exhibition from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 30. 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane reported that the Columbus statue at Coit Tower had been 
vandalized on Columbus Day with paint balloons and graffiti on the base. The Pioneer 
Monument had also been the target of vandalism possibly by the same culprits. Both 
monuments are in the process of being cleaned. She stated that she hoped to initiate 
community outreach to create partnerships with neighborhood groups in order to 
encourage citizen participation in maintenance and security of the monuments. 

Ms. Lehane stated that conservation of the Bufano sculpture on Brotherhood 
Way has been completed. The gold gilding along the face has been restored. 
Discussion ensued regarding Bufano's other works. 

Conservation of the Jose Moya del Pino murals at the Center for African and 
African American Art and Culture has also been completed. The original colors have 
been restored. Director Newirth inquired about a rededication of the murals. Ms. 
Lehane replied that she would investigate the organization of a reception. 

Ms. Lehane stated that next month Lotta's Fountain would be removed to begin 
work and that she hoped to have it returned by spring. Commissioner Gatti asked 
whether the level of inquiries about the work had continued after the media controversy. 
Ms. Lehane replied that they had tapered off. Director Newirth suggested that a local 
news magazine be contacted to document the history and restoration of Lotta's 
Fountain. Discussion regarding the restoration style followed. 

V. North Beach Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil presented the proposal by the artist team of Jon Rubin and 
Harrell Fletcher recommended by the selection panel for the North Beach Parking 
Garage. It will consist of two different elements, one for the exterior and one for the 
interior. The exterior concept will be composed of photographs of faces of community 
residents and workers which will be rendered in ceramic steel and placed along the 
edges of the building facade. The selection panel strongly recommended that the 
photographs be well integrated into the architectural design. Commissioner Meyer, 
who served as the Commission's liaison on the selection panel, also had suggested that a 
more developed proposal be brought before the Civic Design Committee for approval. 
The interior concept will consist of 'fortunes' which will be painted on 220 parking 
spaces that could refer to neighborhood experiences. The artists will go to the 
community to collect feedback for the exterior photographs and text for the fortunes. 

Ms. Macneil reported that Department of Parking and Traffic staff was unhappy 
with the exterior concept. The commissioners indicated that they were very pleased 
with the proposal and found it to be one of the most innovative to be presented in some 
time. 

Motion : Motion to approve recommendation by selection panel to select Jon 

Rubin and Harrell Fletcher's proposal for the North Beach Parking Garage and to 
authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with Jon Rubin and 



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Harrell Fletcher for an amount up to $60,000 for design development, fabrication and 
implementation of artwork. 
Moved : Gatti/Guggenheim 

Vote : Unanimous 

Commissioner Gatti departed at 4:00 p.m. 

VI. New Art Enrichment Projects 

Jill Manton reported that she had presented the Union Square Plaza 
project artist recruitment proposal at last month's meeting for the committee's approval. 
At that time, Commissioner Gatti had indicated that he did not think that voting on the 
item would be appropriate as he did not believe that the project design would be 
approved by the Civic Design Committee. Since then, Ms. Manton has consulted with 
Commissioner Gatti and he has agreed it best to proceed with artist recruitment as the 
landscape design contract has been issued and work is progressing. 

Ms. Manton proposed a limited competition on an invitational basis as the 
design has already been created, art enrichment is not mandated for park/plaza 
renovations, and the project will be privately funded through garage receipts. There 
will be a range of opportunities for public art ranging from sculpture to entry gates to 
paving patterns. Staff has assembled a list of 25 candidates for solicitation. Ms. 
Manton requested input from commissioners on candidates to invite to apply. She will 
come up with a roster of selection panelists, which will include a Union Square 
Association representative, for committee approval. It is hoped that the selection panel 
will choose three to five finalists to develop proposals. 

The Fire Station #35 item was held over. 

Motion : Motion to approve public art program proposed for the Union Square 

Plaza and a limited competition process for artist recruitment. 
Moved : Stermer/Gatti 

Vote : Unanimous 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Ms. Manton updated the committee on the status of the interior artwork project, 
which will consist of the stairway area. Due to considerable delays in the schedule, 
four out of the five original finalists have dropped out because of other project 
commitments. Rather than discontinue or delay the project further, staff felt it would be 
most appropriate to request that the remaining finalist, Hilda Shum, prepare a 
presentation, as she had already assembled a team and begun work on a concept. The 
intent of the interior project was to select a more experienced artist who would curate 
and mentor a team of less experienced local artists. The proposal will be presented to 
the selection panel in mid-November. The selection panel will have the option to 
accept or reject the proposal. 

Diller and Scofidio, the artist team for the building exterior, are issuing a 
Request for Proposals to a dozen or so LED manufacturers outlining price and 
resolution specifications, and a maintenance agreement. After reviewing bids, one or 
two manufacturers will be selected to produce a mock-up which will be viewed in the 
Moscone area. Ms. Manton will inform committee members when the mock-up is 
available. She reported that Commissioner Guggenheim has been acting as an advisor 
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Upon consultation with the construction city attorney, Ms. Manton was 
informed that the artists would be unable to contract with the vendor directly as the 
project is construed as involving construction because of structural requirements and 
the artists do not have contractors' licenses. In order to finalize the budget for the client, 
the Art Commission will enter into contract with the selected vendor based upon current 
pricing and technology. The contract will clearly stipulate that prior to actual purchase 
of equipment in 2002, the vendor will provide a price that is commensurate with current 
market value, in anticipation of falling prices due to advances in technology. Language 
in the contract will also include a clause which will require that the equipment be of the 
highest available quality. 

VIII. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Ms. Manton provided a progress report on the remedial work requested from 
DPW to restore the butterfly meadow and other plantings which had been destroyed by 
DPW staff during routine maintenance. Staff is in the process of coordinating 
partnerships with non-profit groups to garner support and funding for ongoing 
maintenance. 

Another meeting to discuss project ADA issues will be convened soon. 

IX. New Business 

Ms. Manton informed the committee that staff would be requesting start-up 
funds for Nobuho Nagasawa, the artist selected for the MUNI Islais Creek Facility 
Public Art Project under committee reports on the next Full Commission meeting 
agenda. 

X. Old Business 

Ms. Moran reported that a site visit with Commissioner Guggenheim had been 
conducted at the 19" Avenue/Holloway MUNI platform to review an interactive video 
artwork installation by Jim Campbell and Elliot Anderson. A motion will be requested, 
also under committee reports on the next Full Commission meeting agenda, to approve 
completion of the project and authorize a final payment of $8,000. 

Director Newirth noted that maintenance agreements had been negotiated with 
Stonestown and San Francisco State relative to respective MUNI platforms. It appears 
that Stonestown has been honoring the agreement, while San Francisco State has not. 
Staff was instructed to investigate. 

XI. Adjournment 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 



Submitted, 






Esther Reyes / Richard Newirtf 

Public Art Program Asst. Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Wednesday, T^ecember 16, 1998 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Art Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 



http://thecity.sfsu.edu/sfac/ 
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Notice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing one of the public testimony cards, 
which are available at all hearings, and submitting it to the Committee Secretary before the 
item on which the individual wishes to speak comes up for consideration. The Presiding 
Programs Officer will call for public testimony on agenda items either at the beginning of the meeting or 
prior to the vote on particular items. 



I. Roll Call 

II. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection Place Poem, 1998, etched 
stainless steel elevator door with black epoxy infill, 84" x 42" by John 
Ammirati, located in Hallidie Plaza. 

B. Motion to approve one representative from Union Square Association and one 
representative of Uptown Parking (to be named at meeting) to serve on the 
selection panel for the Union Square Renovation Public Art Project. 

C. Motion to approve purchase of Bird II by Rupert Garcia, 22" x 30", pastel on 
paper, for $4,000 for the Civic Art Collection. 

D. Motion to make progress payment of up to $5,000 to Lewis deSoto for 
development of preliminary design for the Civic Center Plaza Public Art 
Project. 

III. Moscone Expansion 

Nina Dunbar 
Interior project update 

Motion : Motion to approve panel's recommendation to accept or reject Moscone 
Expansion Interior Project proposal by Hilda Shum and team members Wang Po Shu 
and David Gordon. 




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IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious and Judy Moran 

A. Motion : Motion to increase amount from $290,000 to $332,000 to correct a 

clerical error which omitted the addition of line items for artist fees and 
contingency in Ann Preston's contract to fabricate, transport and install her 
artwork designed for Boarding Area A, SFO. 



B. 



Presentation of Squeak Carnwath's construction mock-up for Fly Flight Fugit. 



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Motion : Motion to approve Squeak Carnwath's construction mock-up for Fly 
Flight Fugit, commissioned for a gateroom wall at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

C. Presentation of sample of gateroom wall glass fresco for Enrique Chagoya's 
work, Love Letters. 

Motion : Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya's glass fresco sample for an 
artwork to be installed on a gateroom wall at the San Francisco International 
Airport. 

D. Presentation of Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan's sample of gateroom wall tile 
mural 

Motion : Motion to approve Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan's tile mural 

sample for an artwork to be installed on a gateroom wall at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

V. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery Report 

B. Presentation of 1999 exhibition proposals and request for approval. 
Motion :Motion to approve 1999 exhibition proposals. 

C. Presentation and request for approval of 1999 City Site projects. 
Motion : Motion to approve 1999 City Site project proposals. 

VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Update on Asian Art Museum Project 

B. Report on City Hall activities 

C. Lotta's Fountain 

Motion : Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Forell/Elsesser Engineers for an amount up to $15,000 for work on 
Lotta's Fountain. 

VII. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool 

Nina Dunbar 

Presentation of JoeSam's proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve JoeSam's design proposal for the Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Pool Public Art Project. 

Vm. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 
Project update. 

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Motion : Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation for the artist selected 
(to be announced) for the artist- in- residence program for the Mental Health 
Rehabilitation Center. 

IX. Zoo Renovation 

Susan Pontious 

Project update and presentation of artists' preliminary ideas. 

X. Fireboat Station Art Enrichment 

Nina Dunbar 
Presentation. 

Motion : Motion to authorize Michael Manwaring to design, fabricate, transport and 
install interpretive plaque dealing with history of Fireboat Station for an amount to be 
determined (will be announced at meeting). 

XI. Staff Reports 

Tonia Macneil 

9-1-1 Center 

Jackson Playground 

Jose Coronado Playground 

XII. Staff Reports 
Jill Man ton 
Mid-Embarcadero 
Sunnydale Pump Station 
ADA Study 

XIII. New Business 

Jill Manton 

Japantown Peace Plaza Project 

Commemorative Sculpture Garden Project 

Art Commission Policy on Community Participation 

XIV. Old Business 

XV. Adjournment 



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